News Articles From 2012

Government grant shifts scarce resources from north to south

A new study by UNISON, the UK’s largest union, has revealed that the Government’s New Homes Bonus Scheme is draining scarce resources away from the recession hit north, to wealthier parts of the country in the south. Money for the … More…

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Unity Magazine
Winter 2012

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Bulletin Newsletter
December 2012

Fuel poverty

UNISON is calling for action not words from politicians to address the rising fuel poverty crisis facing families across the UK, following a new report from the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee today (20 December). While the government’s own … More…

UNISON demands ‘Fair Pay Now’

UNISON, the UK’s largest union is calling for “Fair Pay Now” for council workers, as a new survey reveals that hundreds and thousands of workers are suffering from a whole raft of extra cuts to their terms and conditions. On … More…

“Get into real world” – vicious council cuts will hit more vital services

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is warning that the Government’s 1.7% cut to local authority spending power will have a devastating impact on council services and workers. The details announced by Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles of how much each … More…

Government adds to fear in workplace

The announcement today that the Government is cutting the opportunity for consultation on large scale redundancies from 90 to 45 days, “Is a cruel blow for workers and their families” said Bronwyn McKenna, UNISON Assistant General Secretary. She went on … More…

Inflation Rate – UNISON Reaction

The latest figures showing that inflation has remained static at 2.7% “is the lull before the storm” warned UNISON Chief Dave Prentis today. He went on to say: “Big increases in energy prices are set to hit in the New … More…

Solidarity on Day for International Migrants

On UN Day for International Migrants, UNISON has received two messages from our brothers and sisters abroad. Public Service International’s Caribbean affiliates says that they “commend UNISON on its work in protecting and defending the rights of migrant workers”. But … More…

With millions of pounds cut – How can the public spend a penny?

A new investigation by UNISON asks if public sanitation is being put at risk by slashed public convenience budgets. As workers across the UK prepare for their Christmas parties, the union is asking what facilities will remain for those who, … More…