News Articles From April 2012

Care home take-overs fuel instability

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is today warning that the trading of residential care homes brings instability into the care of the elderly. The warning comes in the wake of the multi-million pound takeover of 445 care homes by a … More…

UNISON challenges LGA to stand up for Local Government

In response to a boast by the Local Government Association that pay and job losses in local government have saved £1.4 billion, UNISON is calling on the body to stand up for council jobs and services by challenging the government’s … More…

If they come for our pay, we will fight back

“We will not sit back and allow Andrew Lansley to destroy our national pay agreement,” general secretary Dave Prentis warned as he addressed UNISON’s health conference in Brighton this morning (23 April 2012). “We will make our stand,” he declared. … More…

UNISON warning over botched roll out of Universal Credit

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is warning the Government that its botched roll out of Universal Credit – less than 18 months away – will make it more difficult for low income families to claim much-needed benefits and tax credits. … More…

Preparing the ground for conference

UNISON’s national executive council concentrated on preparations for this year’s national delegate conference when it met in London this morning. In an agenda devoted to work preparing for conference, the NEC: made initial decisions on the policy it is adopting … More…

Long-term unemployment bringing more misery to millions

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is today calling on the Government to think- again and start taking action to tackle the misery of the millions of people who are unemployed or who face joining the long-term unemployed. With unemployment still … More…

UNISON backs campaign against homophobic bullying

UNISON is putting its weight behind a new campaign to tackle homophobic bullying. The campaign has been created by Show Racism the Red Card and was launched at UNISON Centre. General secretary Dave Prentis said: “UNISON is proud to support … More…

Inflation and pay erosion a double whammy for public service workers

Commenting on the latest inflation figures with CPI at 3.5% and RPI at 3.6%, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, said: “The pay freeze across the public sector is already hitting hundreds of thousands of families hard. Many are struggling to … More…

Vote for the party that cares about public services

An eye catching new advertising campaign by UNISON, the UK’s largest union, launches today. The union is calling on the public to vote for the party that cares about public services in May’s local and mayoral elections in England. The … More…

So-called Taxpayers’ Aliiance wrong again on pensions

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the so-called Taxpayers’ Alliance to get its facts straight on local government pensions. The low tax pressure group is once again attacking the local government pension scheme that allows low paid public … More…