Blog: Proud to stand with the Sirona Care workers

This is completely unacceptable. Care workers should be able to focus on delivering compassionate care, and shouldn’t have to worry about losing pay or losing their jobs. Never mind pay cuts, they should be receiving far better pay for the vital work they do – and as vital workers who provide dignity and respect for our loved ones, the very least they deserve is dignity and respect in return from those who pay their wages.

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row

University of Bradford climbs down on redundancy numbers the week after four-day strike

Birmingham City Council must stop burying its head in the sand, says UNISON

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers take strike action

NHS outsourcing is bad for staff and bad for patients

The planned outsourcing of staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust is not in the interests of staff nor patients, says UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the head of the north west NHS Trust outlining some key concerns about the proposal to establish a wholly owned subsidiary. Around 900 staff, […]

Branch appeals for donations to hardship fund as workers start two weeks on the picket line for sick pay from international company worth hundreds of millions

Hull recycling workers strike for sick pay

Branch appeals for donations to hardship fund as workers start two weeks on the picket line for sick pay from international company worth hundreds of millions

Blog: United Utilities workers are on strike to defend their right to a fair pension

These attacks are completely unwarranted. In the past five full financial years, United Utilities has earned £1.6 billion in profits, whilst over a billion was paid out in shareholder dividends over the same period. In 2016/17 their two most senior staff – CEO Steve Mogford and CFO Russ Holden – were paid more than £4 million between them.

Sterilisation staff win pay rise after two-month dispute

Welsh health board offers increases of up to £1,900 a year after strike by staff paid less than colleagues working for neighbouring boards

Derby school support staff continue action up to half term

UNISON video showcases support for six-month action from parents and teaching colleagues

Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

Derby school support staff start week of action

Teaching assistants, school supervisors, admin staff and other support workers striking between 7am and 1pm every day this week

Eric Roberts, UNISON President, at the UNISON National Delegate Conference

NEC pays tribute to Eric Roberts

‘We should make Eric proud by continuing on in the union – let’s make and keep this the best union’

Government sets out who will be covered by 40% strike threshold

Threshold for ‘important public services’ takes effect on 1 March; political fund opt-in rules transition period starts on same day

Schools to close as Durham teaching assistants take second two-day strike action

More than 100 primary schools across County Durham will be affected tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday as teaching assistants strike for a second time in a long-running dispute over cuts to their pay. School support staff plan to protest at dozens of picket lines across the county over the two days. This will mean the closure […]

Durham teaching assistants to take two days of strike action, announces UNISON

Monday 31 October 2016 For immediate release Teaching assistants in Durham will take strike action on 8 and 9 November in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay, their union UNISON has announced today (Monday). This follows a ballot over Durham County Council plans to move teaching assistants to term-time pay. This could see […]

Head and shoulders photo of Dave Prentis and striking Derby teaching assistants

‘United, we can win’ says Dave Prentis as he joins Derby picket

‘You are the union’ general secretary tells striking teaching assistants in Derby, battling imposed 25% pay cut