News Articles From September 2012

Tory cuts cause ‘triple jeopardy’ for women

Women are facing a “triple jeopardy” caused by the Tory cuts, UNISON’s Anne McCormack told the Labour party conference in Manchester today. She spoke out against the government, whose cuts meant that women suffered three times: from public sector pay … More…

Give us ‘a bit of hope’

Public service workers need “a bit of hope,” UNISON Labour link chair Steve Warwick told the party’s annual conference in Manchester today. “They talk to me about how hard it’s getting to get by,” he said, and “telling them that … More…

South Africans march for a future that works

South African trade unionists will be joining UNISON members on the March for a Future that Works next month. A delegation from our South African sister union, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU), will be visiting UNISON … More…

King’s Fund Report

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today welcomed a report by the King’s Fund showing the strain that the Tory-led coalition’s demand for £20 billion in so-called efficiency savings is putting on the NHS. The report shows that whilst finance directors … More…

UNISON warns more flood damage to come as spending cuts bite

As the UK deals with yet more extreme weather and floods, UNISON is calling on the Government to see sense, and ease the drastic spending cuts that have hit the Environment Agency. This is money that would have been spent … More…

Get tweeting for local government

Council workers and councillors are being urged to get tweeting tomorrow, as a way of helping to raise the profile of the full range of local services they provide for the public. The #OurDay tweetathon has been launched by the … More…

56% of higher education institutions do not pay living wage

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is calling on Higher Education Institutions across the UK to pay their staff a Living Wage. A survey by the union has revealed that a shocking 56% pay below this basic rate. The Living Wage … More…

Education system is ‘sleepwalking towards centralisation’ experts say

New research conducted by the think tank LGiU, in partnership with the NUT and UNISON, has found that the massive rise in the number of academies and free schools means that we are “sleepwalking into the centralisation of the education … More…

Lib Dem support for campaign against regional pay

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today welcomed Liberal Democrat support for its campaign against regional pay in the NHS. At its annual conference in Brighton, the party voted through a motion in which it pledges to use its influence to … More…

South West campaigns against regional pay

UNISON South West is building the fight against the threat of regional pay in the NHS with 18 events across the region this month and running up to the March for the Future that Works in London, Glasgow and Belfast … More…