Hands under flowing water

Thames Water announces it is to consult on axing 300 jobs

UNISON argues the plans are short sighted and will have wide ranging consequences, and vows it will fight to protect jobs

Blog: A significant step forward for pregnant workers and new parents

UNISON has been working with Dan Jarvis MP on a bill, which just passed its third reading, to provide additional protections in the workplace

Redundancies raise their heads

UNISON prepares to defend members as staff are asked to pay the price for funding crises at two universities

Grimethorpe dinner ladies save their jobs

Members return to work as redundancy plans dropped after 36 days of strike action

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row

University of Bradford climbs down on redundancy numbers the week after four-day strike

Redundancy threats stalk northern colleges

FE colleges in northern England announce plans for hundreds of job losses

UNISON speaking up for public services placards tied to railing

Further education: Dispute registered over plans for Nottingham redundancies

Official dispute registered after 385 staff, including some on term-time only contracts, told they are at risk – after the end of term

Joint campaign secures protections for school workers

Support workers, teaching staff and leadership unions unite in campaign over threat of redundancies

UNISON mounts campaign to save jobs at academies in Essex

140 jobs under threat at six schools in Harlow will put ‘the quality of children’s education at risk’ warns union

Charity trustees need to be transparent, community conference declares

UNISON calls for protection for members and transparency from trustees in the wake of high-profile charity collapses

How the ‘public sector exit cap’ could hit those who serve their communities

This government is trying to have its cuts whilst avoiding the consequences. The very least that ministers should be willing to do is pay those they’re booting out of work the redundancy money they’re owed, rather than changing the rules to hit people who have given their communities and our country decades of service.


Government plans to attack redundancy agreements

The government is launching a new attack on redundancy terms, which could affect workers with a long-service record

Probation members prepare for action ballot in Sodexo companies

UNISON probation members working for six community rehabilitation companies owned by Sodexo could be balloted on industrial action over the company’s voluntary redundancy terms

Prentis: redundancy cap will hit hundreds of thousands

“Proposed public-sector redundancy cap will affect hundreds of thousands of workers providing vital public services”, warns UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis

Government adds to fear in workplace with consultation change

UNISON says the cut in opportunity for consultation is a bitter blow