Barnet members stage second strike

North London council workers launch second 48-hour strike against outsourcing threat, declaring that they want to remain in the public sector and publicly accountable

Barnet Council workers on strike over outsourcing threat

Over 600 UNISON members working for Barnet Council are in the middle of a 48-hour strike in an increasingly bitter row over outsourcing of council services

‘We must do more to protect public services’

Austerity means Scotland’s public services are living through a lost decade, UNISON warns Scottish Parliament

Care UK strikers hit the streets of London

Striking Care UK workers took their struggle to the streets of London today, before being welcomed at UNISON Centre by members of the union’s NEC and general secretary Dave Prentis

UNISON calls for outsourcing inquiry after new research

Research from the Smith Institute shows that low-paid workers bear the brunt of contracting-out as their pay and conditions get worse

Scotland votes against independence

People in Scotland have made it clear they want more, not less, investment in public services

UNISON leading the global fight against privatisation

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has been leading the international trade union response to the threats posed by trade and investment agreements this week.

UNISON to launch public services manifesto

With less than a year to go to the general election, UNISON is launching its manifesto for public services

EPSU leader spells out the Europe we want

EPSU general secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan’s message to UNISON’s local government conference was that we could change Europe for the betterment of the majority of its people

UNISON welcomes Caerphilly council’s commitment to in-house services

UNISON welcomes recommendation from scrutiny committee at Caerphilly council to utlise in-house services to progress plans for Oakdale secondary school

EPSU congress hears warning on global treaties

Delegates at the EPSU congress in Toulouse debated the threat from two global trade treaties currently being negotiated

UNISON challenges Caerphilly council’s outsourcing proposals

UNISON is calling on Caerphilly council not to proceed with plans to outsource the Oakdale secondary school project due to concerns for the future of services, value for money, and job loss

Say no to privatising social work for children

The government is consulting on proposals to allow councils in England to outsource almost all their children’s social work and UNISON is calling on members to get involved

Barnet launches anti-privatisation song

Satirical song attacks wholesale outsourcing of services by north London Tory council

Support the Care UK Doncaster strikers

Union urges support for 150 low-paid care workers fighting to defend their NHS pay, terms and conditions