News Articles From July 2013

UNISON issues supermarket challenge

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today called on the country’s biggest supermarkets to back its campaign to guarantee that the meat they sell is safe to eat and their products labelled correctly.  The union is contacting Britain’s biggest supermarkets urging … More…

Safety in numbers at work

Commenting on a new report* revealing that hospital nurses are forced to ration care because of time constraints on the ward, Gail Adams, UNISON Head of Nursing said: “This report adds to the growing evidence that there is safety in … More…

UNISON wins judicial review hearing into tribunal fees

“The timing could not be more critical, but today we are one step closer to justice for workers” said UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis. The comments come in the wake of a ruling by the Royal Courts of Justice that … More…

Probation workers reject government privatisation plans

 99% OPPOSE GOVERNMENT SELL-OFF PLANS  85% WILLING TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION UNISON members working in the probation service are today making their overwhelming opposition to government plans to break up and sell-off probation services clear, with a massive 99% vote … More…

Government report shows welfare reforms are not working

The government has produced its evaluation report on the 13 local authority-led universal credit pilots. It highlights six real challenges and problems that the government faces in its plans to roll out universal credit. These are the same concerns and … More…

Shropshire council plans to axe half staff

Up to half the staff at Shropshire council could face redundancy after it announced plans to save £80m. The council has offered voluntary redundancy to nearly all of its staff after revealing that it needed to save about half of … More…

2014 diaries now available to order

The 2014 UNSION diaries are now available to order. The order form is available via the online catalogue. Branches should download the form and return by post to Diary Orders, Communications, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AY, together … More…

Help save the equality duty

UNISON is urging members, their family and friends, and supporters to sign a new petition to protect the public sector equality duty from the government’s so-called war on red tape. The duty requires public bodies to promote equality and eliminate … More…

UNISON to continue fight over employment tribunal fees

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today pledged to continue its challenge to the introduction of fees for claims in Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals, despite the latest setback.  The union’s application for a Judicial Review was refused on paper … More…

University workers urged to vote for strike action

UNISON is to ballot members in higher education, urging them to vote for strike action for better pay. The move follows a refusal from the employers to increase their 1% offer. The union believes that the money is available for … More…