News Articles From May 2012

New Local Government Pensions Proposals Released

The Local Government Association (LGA) and trade unions have today announced the outcome of their negotiations on new LGPS proposals (for England and Wales) to take effect from 1st April 2014. These proposals will now be communicated to scheme members, … More…

LGPS negotiations complete: Time to have your say!

A message from Dave Prentis,UNISON general secretary I am pleased to tell you that after months of tough negotiations, the proposals for the LGPS from 2014 have been signed off by ministers for consultation. UNISON will now start briefing regions, … More…

Get ready to say ‘No!’

UNISON is urging members to take part in a National Day of Action on 22 June to say ‘No!’ to fees in further education. The day of action is being called by UNISON, UCU and the NUS. At the moment, … More…

Schools support staff some of most undervalued workers in public sector says UNISON

Across the UK, hundreds of thousands of teaching assistants, librarians, cleaners, secretaries, business managers, caretakers and school meals staff are working tirelessly to keep schools running. They are amongst the most undervalued workers in the public sector, UNISON assistant general … More…

Three quarters of negative growth looming warns UNISON

As growth figures reveal the recession to be deeper than previously feared, UNISON is warning that the UK is facing the very real prospect of a third quarter of negative growth. A new round of heavy public spending cuts took … More…

IMF austerity warning – UNISON response

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today called on the government to heed the IMF’s warnings on austerity and put the breaks on its damaging, anti-growth cuts agenda that has brought pain not gain to the UK economy. The union is … More…

Inflation figures – UNISON response

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today warned that despite the small fall in inflation, family budgets – especially for the millions of public sector workers stuck on a pay freeze – are still under huge strain. Dave Prentis, UNISON general … More…

National demonstration date set for 20 October

Across the country, UNISON members will today start months of planning for a mass demonstration against the Government’s failed politics of austerity, set to take place in London on Saturday 20 October 2012. Tens of thousands of UNISON members will … More…

Beecroft review of employment law – UNISON response

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, said today that if the Beecroft review’s recommendations were implemented in full, they would represent a massive scaling back of employment and equality rights. The union warned that austerity, not labour market flexibility, lies at … More…

Cold comfort for millions in UK unemployment figures

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, said that today’s small fall in unemployment is cold comfort for the millions of people still unable to find work. The union said that the real impact of austerity is being hidden by a record … More…