UNISON protests against Grwp Gwalia 16% pay cut plan

UNISON members working for Grwp Gwalia in elderly care services in Neath Port Talbot are protesting against the employer’s proposals to cut pay, terms and conditions

Efficiency myth of privatisation exploded

Privatisation does not produce efficiency, just a downward pressure on pay, writes Sara Gorton of UNISON in a new Left Foot Forward blog as part of Fair Pay Fortnight

Swansea homecarers owed thousands, says UNISON

UNISON is concerned that homecare workers in the Swansea area could be receiving less than the minimum wage

Pools staff drowning under poverty pay conditions

Eastern region press release: Leisure centre staff condemned to the poverty pay of the minimum wage and lose free membership benefit which allowed them to afford to use the centres and stay fit enough for their work

The Tories are the party of division and insecurity

They seek to divide public and private sector, employed and unemployed and disabled people from the rest of society, Merv Butler tells Labour conference

Time to save local services, says union

TUC congress hears UNISON delegate Angela Raynor call for a different way to manage the economy allowing us to invest in local services

Time to stop talking in conferences

Carolan tells delegates to make sure they take the message out beyond the conference hall to voters

UNISON urges members to lobby their MPs over new ‘gagging law’

New law threatens to gag charities, NGOs, blogs, think-tanks, trade unions and other campaigning organisations by severely restricting how much money they can spend on political campaigning in the year running up to a general election

Rochdale workers to the fore in Durham

Future Directions workers were out in force at the Durham Miners Gala at the weekend, pressing their case for pay justice at the annual celebration of the labour movement

Support needed for Rochdale rally on Saturday

Support needed for Rochdale rally on Saturday 29 June

Living wage campaign to be stepped up

UNISON conference vows up step up campaign and calls on TUC to take it up across all regions

Solidarity with Rochdale strikers

Conference gives unanimous backing to Future Directions workers striking to defeat massive pay cuts and attacks on terms and conditions

‘Solidarity’s day has come’ says Dave Prentis

UNISON members have a ‘mountain to climb’ on local government pay, the NHS and the welfare state, but are equal to the task, says general secretary

Conference condemns ConDem fire sale of services

National delegate conference backs a raft of measures to combat the continued privatisation and outsourcing of services

‘Get angry and fight, fight like hell’

American public-private partnerships are an example to avoid, Jane Carter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees tells UNISON conference