Street by street drive needed to deliver green deal

Urgent and radical action is needed from the Government after figures show its “Green Deal” programme is failing miserably

Christmas spending tips families over the edge as households debts spiral

New UNISON survey reveals it will take until November for low-paid workers to repay their Christmas debt.

Government plays Russian roulette with millions of homes

The Government is playing Russian roulette with millions of homes by slashing a further 1500 Environment Agency jobs

Cost of childcare putting massive strain on family finances

It is a sad fact that in 2014 women still face too many barriers in the workplace

Councils forced to cut budgets by £11bn and worse to come

Councils in England have been forced to cut almost £11bn from their budgets in the first two years of the Coalition government

Government misleading communities at risk of flooding

Further budget cuts to the Environment Agency are “a dangerous gamble” and the government is misleading local communities at risk of flooding

Cuts to Environment Agency jobs would be “catastrophic”

Axing 1500 Environment Agency workers in the wake of devastating storms is potentially catastrophic

UNISON says government hitting wrong mark on zero hour contracts

UNISON has criticised plans by the Government to open consultation on measures around exclusivity and transparency in zero hour contracts following an informal review.

Councils rely on tip-offs to catch children buying alcohol

Central government cuts to council budgets are forcing local authorities to rely on tip-offs from the public to combat alcohol being sold to children

Treasury to benefit from paying local government workers living wage, says report

Report reveals bigger take for Treasury would reduce the cost of meeting the local government pay claim by 55%

MPs hear why UNISON members are Worth It

Dave Prentis leads the parliamentary briefing onUNISON’s Worth It pay campaign

Islington, Southwark first councils in country to sign Ethical Care Charter

Islington and Southwark in London become the first councils in the country to sign up to the UNISON Ethical Care Charter

Government cuts leave patients in pain

Patients are feeling the pain as Government cuts lead to cutbacks in life enhancing operations such as cataracts, hips and knee surgery

New guidance on challenging behaviour from NHS patients

Rising tide of violence needs challenging warns UNISON

Higher education strike – voices from the picket line

Universities and colleges across the country are facing disruption and closures today