Rebuild our communities and end violence

UNISON conference hears stories of violence and aggression including teaching assistants having to wear stab vests

Ending violence at work

Two new organisations sign up to UNISON’s charter

Intolerable call centre abuse

Conference hears that energy members should not have to face aggression and abuse at work

Library workers ‘put heart and soul into service’

UNISON lays down plans to protect service and workers after hearing of members burned out and facing threats and violence

College staff need training in handling weapon-related incidents

Staff and students have suffered serious injuries as a result of offensive weapons being brought into colleges, according to a UNISON survey published today (Tuesday). Machetes, hammers, metal bars and even a gun are among the items either recovered or that have been used in pupil-on-pupil assaults, gang attacks or in violent incidents against staff, […]

Liverpool signs up to UNISON’s End Violence at Work charter

City council becomes first to make union’s charter a key part of its commissioning process

Councillors urged to help end violence at work

UNISON has written to every elected councillor in the UK asking them to make the union’s End Violence at Work Charter a central part of their commissioning process

UNISON is busting out all over – our monthly highlights

June saw a number of highlights for the union and our members glisten in the early summer sunshine

Time to stop the violence plaguing workers in the community sector

MPs join UNISON members and employers at parliamentary launch of union’s Violence at Work charter

More join our fight against violence at work

Community service group committed to using the charter to help end the belief that violence and aggression is ‘part of the job’

Steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff, says UNISON

Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in […]

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work

‘Zero tolerance should mean zero tolerance’, health delegates are told

Everyone has the right to a safe and secure workplace, declares conference

Too many community, housing and care workers are being ‘attacked at work for minimum wage’ as a normal part of the job

Suffragette descendant addresses UNISON women

Dr Helen Pankhurst addresses UNISON women’s conference

Emergency service workers need greater protection

No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work