Blog: It’s time for politicians to wake up, stop hesitating, and put pay up now

This afternoon at the TUC, I was proud to lead the debate on public sector pay. For UNISON’s 1.3 million members, and millions more like them, there is no more important issue.

All public sector staff need and deserve a decent pay rise now, says UNISON

Opening the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “We’ve seen years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by an […]

TUC graphic with faces of Black people and slogan 'let's talk about racism at work'

Let’s talk about racism

TUC asks Black workers and others to share any experiences of workplace racism, using an online survey which runs to 27 February

John Flannery and fellow trade unionists pose with large cardboard version of Dying to Work charter

Health trust signs up to charter for workers with terminal illness

Southport and Ormskirk hospitals backs TUC Dying to Work campaign

UNISON activists’ work recognised with TUC awards at congress

Eastern convenor Darren Barber and vice president Margaret McKee honoured at annual congress

‘We must fight for facility time – for our members and for our services’

UNISON president Eric Roberts tells TUC unions must make the case for a system which gets better outcomes for union members and employers

UNISON urges greater ambition in defending workers’ rights

Congress hears call to step up the fight in defence of union and workers’ rights during Brexit

UNISON vows to campaign for midwives and their patients

Eleanor Smith makes pledge at TUC Congress alongside the Royal College of Midwives

Nothing ever handed to us on a plate, TUC president tells congress

‘Let’s use our fighting spirit to organise, to campaign and to win’ UNISON’s Liz Snape urges delegates

We can’t turn the clock back on Brexit, but let’s use the negotiations to build a better future, says UNISON’s Dave Prentis

Sunday 11 September 2016 For immediate release The government must use the Brexit negotiations to build a new, fairer Britain, and should start by throwing off the shackles of austerity, says UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Sunday). Speaking in the debate on the impact of the EU referendum vote upon the UK economy and […]

UNISON prepares to make its mark at TUC Congress

Key issues will feature in debate and congress will recognise the work of activists Darren Barber and Margaret McKee

Wages standstill sees over a million low-income families struggle with extreme debt, says TUC

More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the TUC and UNISON. The report, Britain in the Red, finds that total unsecured debt (which excludes mortgages) for UK households rose […]

Brexit top of UNISON agenda for TUC

‘The need for stability and reassurance has never been greater,’ says Dave Prentis

UNISON welcomes government change of heart over check-off

Dave Prentis comments on the announcement in the Lords that the government is no longer to stop unions from collecting members’ subs via their pay packets

UNISON Scotland joins day of action against Trade Union Bill

Facility time, overwork and workplace stress among the big themes as unions engage with employers