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

Cuts in Social Services budgets laid bare in accounts of ‘Day in the life of social workers’

UNISON report into the difficulties facing social workers day to day

Unions invite health chiefs for meeting with NHS workers

NHS staff side trade unions have invited Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS Employers Chief Executive Dean Royles to meet them and health workers to discuss the growing dispute over pay in the service.

UNISON victory over Weston General Hospital privatisation threat

News that the Weston General Hospital has today pulled back from the brink of privatisation has been greeted as a victory for common sense by UNISON.

Pupils and staff benefit from new rules helping children with medical needs

New guidance for supporting children with medical needs in scholls

Stress epidemic stretches ambulance service to breaking point

UNISON is warning that the ambulance service is on the verge of breaking down and that the consequences for patient safety could be dramatic

Get ready to mark International Workers Memorial Day

Get ready to mark International Workers Memorial Day with events, petitions for safer workplaces or even a health and selfie

Doncaster carers strike against massive cuts

UNISON members in Doncaster take second week of strike action against Care UK attempts to slash pay, terms and conditions

UNISON to consult members over meagre pay offer

UNISON is to consult more than 600,000 of its local government and school members over industrial action, following a meagre 1% pay offer made today

Thousands march in Liverpool against austerity

Thousands of protesters marched through Liverpool city centre on Saturday to demonstrate against government funding cuts in the region

EA staff enter seventh week of emergency response

With more severe weather lashing parts of the UK today, Environment Agency staff are working tirelessly under dark clouds bringing more heavy rain and more job losses

Further education sick pay proposals add insult to injury

UNISON, which represents 25,000 staff in further education colleges, has said ‘no’ to a new sick pay scheme drawn up by the Association of College (AoC) employers

Council protest day ramps up pressure for fair pay and funding

Local government workers across the country are taking part in an official day of protest today over devastating cuts to council pay and funding

Unprecedented school privatisation would put profits before pupils

Profits could be put before pupils, and head teachers could lose control of vital services in 80 academies across the country, as part of a proposal for an unprecedented privatisation of school services