News Articles From November 2012

School children with health needs at risk

UNISON and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are calling for urgent action to protect children and young people with health needs in schools. A survey of school support staff and school nurses for UNISON and the RCN reveals a … More…

‘Together we can be brilliant’

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis called for steps to promote quality public services, social justice and dignity for all when he addressed the Public Services International (PSI) conference this morning. Mr Prentis, who is also president of PSI, made the … More…

UNISON slams inflation change proposals

UNISON has slammed proposals that have been put forward to change the way that official inflation measures are calculated, describing them as a back-door attack on pay settlements for workers who are already hard-pressed. The Office of National Statistics has … More…

UNISON slams inflation change proposals

UNISON has slammed proposals that have been put forward to change the way that official inflation measures are calculated, describing them as a back-door attack on pay settlements for workers who are already hard-pressed. The Office of National Statistics has … More…

Nothing “moral” about Government’s housing policy

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today hit-back at Planning Minister Nick Boles’ proposals to build new houses on a third more of the country, including green sites, calling the Government’s housing policies “shambolic”. Karen Jennings, UNISON Assistant General Secretary, said: … More…

Underemployment – UNISON response

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is warning that underemployment is masking broader economic problems and holding back the recovery. New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) out today show that the number of underemployed people has risen by … More…

‘We stand on the shoulders of giants’

‘We stand on the shoulders of giants’, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis told delegates at the Public Services International (PSI) congress in Durban. Mr Prentis, who is the president of the PSI, is one of 1,200 union leaders, representing 20m … More…

Government Work Programme – UNISON response

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today called the government’s Work Programme a ‘dismal failure’, and called on the government to do more to boost job creation to stave off the triple dip recession. Easing the hard and fast cuts – … More…

Less talk and more action to stem flooding misery

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to reverse the cuts it made to flood defence spending in the wake of the flooding that is devastating communities across England and Wales. To lift the fear of future … More…

UNISON joins sister unions to defend public services and trade union rights

An estimated 1,200 union leaders, representing 20m public service workers, are meeting at Public Services International’s world congress in Durban, South Africa from 27-30 November. Guided by the congress theme, In the People’s Interest, PSI members will contribute to a … More…