Service group executive elections

Ballots for contested seats on the union’s seven service group executives open on Monday 11 April when ballot papers start being despatched to members

2016 SGE election early notice

Elections are due to be held for all seats on the union’s service group executives in 2016

Service group by-election results announced

The results of the by-elections for the executive committees of the police and justice, and local government service groups

Government must do more to help school support staff deal with difficult behaviour and violent attacks, says UNISON

With challenging behaviour from pupils on the increase, UNISON has published a new guide to help school support staff manage challenging behaviour

Drastic action needed to lift five million households out of water poverty

A new UNISON report finds that almost a quarter of households in England and Wales struggle to pay their water bills, with few effective social tariffs available to ease the burden

NHS Strike: List of UNISON picket lines in England

UNISON health members across England will be on picket lines on Monday 24 Novermber for a four-hour stoppage.

New hospital food rules don’t go far enough says UNISON

UNISON comments on new rules which fails to set minimum standards for food in the NHS.

UNISON ballots 350,000 NHS workers in England for strike action over pay

Strike action ballot papers are being despatched today to 350,000 UNISON NHS workers in England. Nurses, paramedics, therapists, cooks,cleaners, healthcare assistants and admin staff are being asked to vote yes for industrial action in a dispute over pay.

Local government and school support workers “locked out” of recovery

A UNISON survey of 1,700 local government and school support workers has painted a picture of a demoralised workforce that feels locked out of the so-called economic recovery

UNISON comments on Government letter to the independent NHS PRB

The Government’s confirmation that the NHS PRB will not be required to make recommendations on pay awards for Agenda for Change staff for 2015/16, is a “slap in the face to NHS staff” said UNISON today.

HMIC report confirms fears over demise of neighbourhood policing

A HMIC report released today bears out UNISON research showing that more than 3,500 front line police community support officer (PCSO) jobs in England have gone since 2010

UNISON warns Government – staff must not pay for funding NHS funding gap

The prospect of £2bn in NHS funding a massive blow for patients and staff

Fickle and dangerous cuts leave communities exposed

Environment Agency must have staff and resources to strengthen coastal defences and safeguard against future disasters

Public health risk as World Cup fever strikes

Public and workers ‘caught short’ by public toilet closures

UNISON announces ambitious new proposals to avoid large scale fracking and bring millions in from the cold

Fracking could be thing of the past if homes were properly insulated