News Articles From September 2013

Sixth form college members consulted on 1% pay offer

UNISON is to consult members in English sixth form colleges after the employers made a final offer of a 1% increase on all pay points and London weighting and fringe area allowances. “The final offer clearly does not meet the … More…

Further education members consulted on 1% pay offer

The Sixth Form College Employers (SFCA) today met with UNISON and made a final offer of a 1% increase on all pay points and London weighting and fringe area allowances. “The final offer clearly does not meet the aspirations of … More…

Autumn recruitment campaign kicks off

Branches and regions across the country are getting out and about this autumn, to make sure all non-members are asked to join UNISON. The push comes as part of the union’s recruitment campaign, which aims to let non-members know about … More…

Have your say on local government pay

UNISON is urging local government branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to consult on the NJC pay claim for 2014/15. The union’s NJC Committee believes that our core objectives should be to restore pay levels and ensure that the … More…

Prentis tells crowd government is privatising the NHS

“Let’s call a spade a spade: this is privatisation, pure and simple”.   That was how Dave Prentis described what the government is doing to the National Health Service when he spoke at the rally to save the NHS in Manchester … More…

Thousands march to defend the NHS

Thousands of people converged on Manchester today to march for the NHS, as the Conservative Party that is trying to sell it off for profit was meeting nearby. As the march set off at noon, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis … More…

Crowds arrive to answer the call for our NHS

UNISON members, families and supporters are out in force this morning, as they prepare to march to save the NHS in Manchester, where the Conservative Party conference is taking place. Campaigners flooded into the city, ready for the start of … More…

Lobby your MEPs to protect our food

While Members of the European Parliament (MEP) were on their summer recess, the clock was ticking to overturn changes to European regulations that offer weakened protection for consumers. Pigs which are slaughtered for human consumption are currently inspected for diseases … More…

UNISON hails vote against cutting meat inspection

UNISON and fellow campaigners have won a crucial vote at the European Environment Committee to stop deregulators from reducing the inspection of some meat destined for our dinner plates. Pigs that are currently slaughtered for human consumption are inspected for … More…

The Tories are the party of division and insecurity

Speaking in the local government debate at the Labour conference in Brighton this morning, UNISON member Merv Butler quoted figures from the Office of National Statistics that show that in the UK 407,000 local government jobs have gone since the … More…