Fiona Mercer standing outside the Supreme Court with UNISON's legal team

Fiona Mercer: The care worker at the heart of UNISON’s Supreme Court challenge

UNISON member Fiona Mercer is at the heart of a case being heard in the Supreme Court this week, which could define the future of workers’ rights to strike

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Supreme Court can stop bad bosses punishing staff who strike

Anyone with a legitimate dispute should be able to exercise their rights without worrying they’ll be treated unfairly

The entrance of the Supreme Court

Q&A: Who could be entitled to thousands in unpaid wages?

UNISON’s head of legal services, Shantha David, explains what the union’s recent Supreme Court victory means for workers

Supreme Court ruling is a victory for underpaid workers

UNISON case means workers can challenge underpayments

Supreme Court hearing to decide strike protection, says UNISON

Long-running dispute will go for definitive ruling in highest court

The entrance of the Supreme Court

Court decision shows Boris Johnson isn’t fit to be Prime Minister

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling today (Tuesday) that the decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “A man who thinks he’s above the law is a man not fit to be Prime Minister. “His blatant attempt to shut down democracy has failed. Now politicians can return to holding the […]

Supreme Court ruling will add to child poverty, says UNISON

Vulnerable families could see living standards fall

August: it was no holiday

There was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON

Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]

UNISON comments on the Taylor review on modern employment practices

Commenting on the Taylor review on modern employment practices, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “There is serious room for improvement in employment practices particularly for home care workers who are still being exploited en masse. “It’s shocking that so many are not even paid the legal minimum for the work they do. This significantly […]

UNISON’s battle to scrap employment tribunal fees set to continue

UNISON welcomes decision that means fight can continue against imposition of fees to take a case to tribunal