News Articles From May 2013

Pig check cuts pose danger to British quality banger

UNISON, the union for meat inspectors, is warning that a Brussels vote to cut pig meat checks could see cysts and abscesses make their way into British bangers. Currently, symptoms of disease or ill-health in animals killed for food are … More…

UNISON to consult members on HE pay offer

UNISON’s Higher Education Service Group Executive has voted to consult its 40,000 members in the sector, with a recommendation to reject the employers derisory 1% pay offer and a view to taking industrial action. The union called on the employers … More…

UNISON urges support for Birkbeck cleaners

UNISON is calling for support for low-paid cleaners at Birkbeck University, after the employers tried to cut their hours to claw back last year’s award of the living wage. Following the awarding of a new contract to the private company … More…

Branches celebrate Adult Learners’ Week

This week is Adult Learners’ Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the value and pleasure of getting back into learning as an adult. UNISON is joining in, with branches across the union running taster workshops and drop-in stalls so that … More…

Turning point charity bullies own staff

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is calling on charity Turning Point to stop bullying its staff and to start practising what it preaches. The charity works with people with mental illnesses, substance misuse problems, and supports people with learning difficulties. … More…

UNISON calls for plan B over rising unemployment

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to stop harming our economy by drastically cutting public spending. A plan B for jobs and growth would help stop rising unemployment said the union. The latest figures show that … More…

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April/May 2013

UNISON can help with school uniform costs

If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, and worried about how you’ll be able to cope with back-to-school costs, UNISON might be able to help. The union’s welfare charity, There For You, has set up a limited fund … More…

Make the living wage the minimum wage in UK schools

UNISON, the public sector union, is calling for the living wage to become the minimum rate of pay for all workers in UK schools. The union, which represents school support staff including catering workers, teaching assistants, caretakers, school administrators and … More…

Probation break-up and privatisation another own goal

“The decision to break up and privatise the probation service will come back to haunt this government” said UNISON the UK’s largest union, today (9 May). The union backed the idea of greater help and supervision for those offenders leaving … More…