UNISON joins an important new campaign against the purchasing of solar panels that are a product of China’s persecution of the Uyghur people
‘UK public procurement has continued to be stained by forced labour and union busting’
At UNISON, the paradox that our members are saving lives using products made by workers whose rights are violated is very uncomfortable
A new report from UNISON reveals that the pandemic has had a negative effect on ethical procurement
UNISON is committed to making sure that workers’ rights are at the centre of procurement – looking after the workers who make the equipment that helps keep our members safe – and is running training on putting human rights at the heart of public purchasing
Local authorities are not doing enough to protect workers’ rights globally, according to research published today (Monday) by UNISON. According to the report Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities, produced by People & Planet on behalf of UNISON, only eight of the 190 local authorities looked at had a standalone ethical procurement policy. The UK […]
Are the goods it buys as part of delivering key public services produced without abusing workers?
As the UK wonders what happens next in a post-Brexit world, UNISON is acting now
UNISON has always argued that public services must stay public unless there is an evidenced ‘public interest case’ to prove otherwise. So we welcome the Our Services Our Say campaign which puts the case forward about the fundamental importance of public services to society and communities.
EHRC campaign is ‘a big step in the right direction for often invisible workforce’ says union general secretary
Councils sign up to support campaign against transatlantic trade deal that threatens democracy
UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis comments on Osborne’s letter to public sector workers asking them to find ways to save money.
‘Predatory’ US multinationals waiting to descend on Europe’s public services, Glasgow delegates told
UNISON health conference vows to fight for a public, integrated and properly funded health service for all
Strong and sustained union campaigning pays off as plans to privatise £75m of NHS services in Cornwall are scrapped