A group of Mitie workers with Christina McAnea on a visit to UNISON Centre

The NHS workers in a Mitie fight for fair pay

Company is refusing to pay a COVID bonus to the privately-employed NHS workers – despite being signed up to Agenda for Change

Strikers outside Smethwick Baths

Sandwell leisure workers celebrate pay victory after latest strike

Employer announces it will return the workers to national pay, terms and conditions after last week’s industrial action

Strikers outside Smethwick Baths

Sandwell leisure workers strike to open new pay battle

Together with the GMB and Unite, the move comes after the council vowed to end the contract with Sandwell Leisure Trust in the wake of its decision to fire and rehire all staff

Further industrial action at Sandwell Leisure Trust

UNISON members set to take to the picket lines for a sixth time in continued fight against their employer’s fire and rehire tactics

Sandwell Leisure Trust workers set to strike again over fire and rehire

West Midlands members continue their long-running action over contracts

Sandwell leisure employees strike again in contracts row

The fourth day of action in the last 12 months comes on the back of proposals for more cuts to terms and conditions

UNISON picket outside the Portway Lifestyle Centre

Sandwell leisure staff strike again over ‘fire and rehire’ tactics

Leisure trust that is set to run the aquatic centre for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is targeting staff while having millions in the bank

UNISON wins U-turn over hospital parking charges

West Midlands trust criticised for reimposing parking charges that were meant to be free during the pandemic

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

A homeless hostel team leader talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

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Whatever happened to the silly season?

August, usually a time of lazy days and holidays, the silly season and not much happening… but these are strange times and at UNISON, we’re always busy

West Midlands Ambulance Service wins back contract

Bringing the 111 and 999 services together should lead to “real improvements” for both patients and staff

Sandwell council staff celebrate victory in grading dispute

Members in UNISON and Unite had voted 100% to take industrial action before council regraded them

UNISON branch treasurer’s determination wins fair pay for college staff

‘At first it was gut instinct,’ says Julie Robinson, who challenged an error in how term-time staff at West Midlands sixth form college were being paid

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

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