European citizens to lobby MPs over right to remain in UK post-Brexit

Nurses, social workers and teaching assistants will be among EU citizens who will today (Monday) lobby MPs over their right to remain in the UK. The lobby is aimed at urging the government to guarantee immediately that these citizens will be able to stay post-Brexit. There are more than three million EU citizens living in […]

Theresa May is not a foolish politician: she knows exactly what she is doing

Politics is not an exercise in wish fulfilment. Actions are what matters. Poverty can’t be willed into extinction merely by asking for it. Nor fairness introduced to the economy through platitudes. Tax avoidance won’t end while she heads a government that actively encourages greed. The centre ground can’t be claimed while pursuing an unashamedly retro right-wing agenda.

Tory conference – more weasel words than workers’ party

Theresa May entered Downing Street three months ago promising to do things differently. She was going to stand up for working people. She was going to be on the side of ordinary families. It’s a trick new Tory leaders often deploy, but it’s never long before they show their true colours.

Everyone deserves to go to a good school – but new grammar schools aren’t the answer

Everyone deserves to go to a good school – regardless of their background or their academic ability. That simply won’t be achieved by stacking even greater advantage and privilege in the hands of a few schools to the detriment of everyone else.

Our education system is under sustained attack from Theresa May’s government

If this Tory government really cared about making our country fairer and more prosperous then decent pay for education workers would be one of their top priorities.

UNISON National Delegates Conference 2016, in Brighton UK.
Photo shows Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON addressing the conference.

Theresa May: our union will continue to challenge and push our agenda

Today, we get a new prime minister: Theresa May – and our union will challenge where necessary but also push our agenda on the issues that matter

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Fire and rescue reforms a risk to public and staff, says UNISON

Union hits out at plans for England contained in government’s police and crime bill