UNISON helps University of Bath win living wage accreditation

More than 300 staff will gain as area’s second-largest employer makes the move

Care workers strike against pay cuts

Some 120 UNISON members in Bath and north east Somerset take action over employers’ ‘work-for-free’ proposals

Wigan hospital workers vote for strike ballot

Wigan NHS members reject plans to transfer them to wholly-owned subsidiary company

UNISON secures employment tribunal win for careers advisers

UNISON has won a hard fought victory for workers in the careers service against Prospects Limited

UNISON and Cormac representatives with signed charter

South West care company signs Ethical Care Charter

Cornish care company Cormac has signed up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, the first in the South West to do so

Living wage win for Bath University workers

All workers at the University of Bath – both staff and workers on outsourced contracts – receive the living wage from 1 April after two-year campaign by unions and students

Cornwall council agrees to pay the living wage

Cornwall Council has agreed to pay the living wage to staff, giving many workers a welcome boost

£75m Cornish NHS privatisation plan scrapped

Strong and sustained union campaigning pays off as plans to privatise £75m of NHS services in Cornwall are scrapped

UNISON welcomes Dorset decision on pathology services

UNISON South West has welcomed Dorset County Hospital trust board’s decision to keep pathology services in-house

NHS staff: Why we are striking on Monday

UNISON health members in England are taking five days of action for fair pay next week – starting first thing on Monday morning – and will be joined by colleagues in other unions including midwives

Two weeks to go until ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ march and rally

‘Make sure you come along, show your support and make a difference’

LGA urged to reconsider on pay proposals

UNISON calls for NJC employers to rethink and come forward with a pay offer which ‘begins to tackle the hardship facing all of our members’ in local government and schools (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

NHS England action set for 13 October

‘Five days for fair pay’ starts with a four-hour strike on Monday 13 October, followed by four days of action short of a strike for the rest of the week

TUC warned about zero hours contracts and the Immigration Bill

Delegates told about the “dirty secret” of the employment figures and why the Immigration Bill is a “disgraceful and cynical piece of legislation”

General secretary tells TUC now is the time to make a stand

UNISON General secretary Dave Prentis has made an impassioned plea to end “the cycle of desperation” and defend all that the union movement has achieved