UNISON urges Nicola Sturgeon to intervene on redundancies

Union urges Scottish government to enforce it’s no compulsory redundancies pledge as 13 Glasgow college staff face losing their jobs

We need to talk about the cuts

Savage funding attacks threaten the future of further education – come to the national seminar on 24 to 25 April to find out about our campaign

UNISON calls for outsourcing inquiry after new research

Research from the Smith Institute shows that low-paid workers bear the brunt of contracting-out as their pay and conditions get worse

UNISON secures vital delay in academy schools privatisation

AET plans for joint venture to provide services in 77 schools on hold until new school year

Local government workers vote for strike action

UNISON’s local government and school support workers have voted yes to strike action in a dispute over pay. The low paid, mainly women, workers have faced a 3 year pay freeze and have now been offered a 1% pay rise.

Recognition deal signed with Ocean Integrated Services

Agreement with higher education contractor means union can fully support members and provides collective voice

Efficiency myth of privatisation exploded

Privatisation does not produce efficiency, just a downward pressure on pay, writes Sara Gorton of UNISON in a new Left Foot Forward blog as part of Fair Pay Fortnight

SOAS cleaners strike for 3rd day

Contracted-out cleaners fight for fair terms and conditions

UNISON urges members to lobby their MPs over new ‘gagging law’

New law threatens to gag charities, NGOs, blogs, think-tanks, trade unions and other campaigning organisations by severely restricting how much money they can spend on political campaigning in the year running up to a general election

Conference condemns ConDem fire sale of services

National delegate conference backs a raft of measures to combat the continued privatisation and outsourcing of services

Campaign against cuts mapped out

Local government conference pledges coordinated campaign against cuts and privatisation to support services and jobs

University backs down from privatisation plans

Students, staff and unions will fight to protect universities from profit-making private companies

College ditches offshoring plans after UNISON protest

Union urges government to prevent colleges from funding offshoring projects

Students protest against Sussex University privatisation

“ill-conceived mess could cost the university more money, not less”, says UNISON