The Chancellor is “completely out of touch” on pay, says UNISON

Commenting on the Chancellor’s comments today (Sunday) on public sector pay, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The Chancellor’s remarks show he is completely out of touch. After seven years of a punishing pay cap, all public sector employees need a pay rise. “The care worker hurrying from house to house doesn’t feel overpaid, […]

Raise your voices for public services on Saturday

People’s Assembly-organised march will take place as the Conservative government pledges extra money to Northern Ireland to gain DUP support

Government must scrap the pay cap says UNISON, as survey shows employees are struggling

Staff providing public services are being forced to cut back on groceries, borrow money from friends or family, and even go without meals to feed their children because the government has capped their pay, according to a survey today (Tuesday) from UNISON. The survey is released to coincide with the first day of UNISON’s national […]

General election – three things you can do right now

There’s a lot at stake on 8 June – and here’s how you can get involved

All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

Brexit must mean real investment in public services says UNISON

Responding to Theresa May’s speech on Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “People know we’re leaving Europe, but are worried about what Brexit means. “The Prime Minister says she wants to reassure people working in our public services and will protect employment rights that started out in Europe – but without the detail many […]

Public services campaign making its mark, NEC hears

Executive agrees report on campaign speaking up for members and public services ‘in the worst of political circumstances’

UNISON wins Mumsnet

We’re big fans of Mumsnet at UNISON, and following a discussion thread about our public service champions campaign last week, we’re even bigger fans.

Labour must be electable to protect public services and win for working people, says UNISON

Labour can only win for working people and protect public services by being in government — and putting an end to the infighting that has plagued the party in recent months, says UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Monday). Speaking in the public services debate at the annual Labour Party conference in Liverpool today (Monday), […]

UNISON launches UK-wide campaign to celebrate public service champions

A UK-wide campaign aimed at reminding the public of the importance of public services –and those that provide them – is to be launched later today (Monday) in Liverpool. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will launch the campaign – Public Service Champions – at a fringe at the Labour party conference. It invites people to […]

Jobs and services at risk in Hull

UNISON branch warns about future of services as council seeks voluntary redundancies in face of government cuts

Vote for investment in public services, Scots urged

UNISON Scotland launches manifesto for 5 May Scottish Parliament poll: Public services and the good society

UNISON manifesto launch in North Wales

Union puts the case for public services with manifesto launch in Mold

Senedd building

Cymru / Wales launches manifesto for public services

Union manifesto for May’s election says a Welsh government must work hard to protect our services