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

Bradford mental health workers strike over imposed shifts

Company fails to negotiate over plans for ‘unfair’ work pattern which could see transferred UNISON members on call for 14 hours a day

Higher education – time for the sector to fight back

We may have a different prime minister but staff working in higher education face the same declining pay, the same tough working conditions and the same attacks on the sector that they faced under the previous prime minister

Scotland’s FE workers to strike on Tuesday 6 September

First national strike will take place in support of fair pay and parity with lecturer colleagues

Higher education members vote on strike action over pay

Higher education members will be voting over strike action as a result of a 1.1% pay offer for the majority of staff

Further education cuts show what this government is capable of

It was a pleasure to take part in the picket line at City and Islington College this morning as they took part in today’s national strike action. It’s clear from talking to members – like Nicola and Eleanor who I met this morning – that the scale of the problems faced in FE goes beyond cuts […]

Well-run charities don’t treat their staff with contempt

It is not too late to treat staff – who have given so much – with the respect they deserve, and to negotiate with them in good faith. By doing so, a strike that nobody wants can be averted, and Action for Children workers who care so much about the charity can stay at work.