HE members to vote on industrial action over pay

Ballot will start in autumn following rejection of employers’ final pay offer

Bradford hospital staff strike to stay in the NHS

Picket lines mark the start of seven days of action against plans to transfer members to a wholly owned subsidiary private company

Cleaners at Essex hospital call off strike as Trust agrees to their demands

Domestic cleaners at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Wednesday) called off six days of planned strikes after their employer dropped plans to outsource their jobs. The Trust had been market testing its cleaning and catering services with the aim of putting them out to tender, claiming just last week that it would wait […]

Birmingham care workers celebrate momentous victory

Long-running strike looks to be over

Domestics vote overwhelmingly for strike action to halt privatisation at the Princess Alexandra

Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Friday) voted almost unanimously in favour of strike action against plans to outsource cleaning services. UNISON members voted 99% in favour of industrial action on an 84% turnout. The 220 staff that provide cleaning and domestic services warn that if jobs are transferred to the […]

Hospital catering workers strike on May Day

Outsourced Doncaster and Bassetlaw hospital members plan 11 days of strikes in May to win health service pay rise

Strike ballot over ‘derisory’ pay for college staff

Hundreds of further education (FE) staff will today (Tuesday) vote on taking strike action over pay, says UNISON. Employees at 14 colleges* across England will take part in the ballot including institutions in Bradford, Norwich and Brighton. The dispute is over a national pay offer** from employers which UNISON has rejected and described as ‘derisory’. The […]

AFG taking a big cut from funding it receives

UNISON releases figures as workers take a third day of action in fight against company cutting pay

Solidarity from Southport for striking care workers

UNISON community conference and seminar sends message of support to Alternative Futures members striking this weekend

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.