News Articles From March 2014

UNISON pledges to continue fight for full equality

UNISON pledged to keep on campaigning today, as same-sex couples prepared for their weddings to be held in England and Wales this weekend. The first equal marriages will take place tomorrow, but the union has stated that the campaigning is … More…

UNISON comments on new HMC report into police response into domestic violence

Commenting on HMIC’s latest inspection report into the police response into domestic violence incidents, UNISON National Officer Ben Priestley said: “Domestic violence often happens behind closed doors and it is vital that the victims of domestic abuse feel confident to … More…

UNISON extends support to striking teachers

UNISON today sent its full support and solidarity to NUT members who are on strike. The union said that teachers have faced “an outrageous onslaught of additional work and attacks on pay and conditions” from the government, and this is … More…

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March / April 2014

Fair Pay Fortnight kicks off

Fair Pay Fortnight kicks off this week, providing the opportunity to reiterate the case for a fairer wage settlement in the UK. UNISON’s Worth It campaign is teaming up with Fair Pay Fortnight to publish a series of blogs on … More…

UNISON to consult members over meagre pay offer

UNISON is to consult more than 600,000 of its local government and school members over industrial action, following a meagre 1% pay offer made today. Around 50,000 of the lowest paid local government workers will receive a rise that is slightly above … More…

Local government unions launch petition for decent pay

UNISON, the GMB and UNITE have launched a petition to call for decent pay in local government. And we want you to get your fellow union members, colleagues, family, friends and members of the public to sign it between now … More…

Budget response

The Chancellor’s Budget was “short on fairness, short of ideas  and short of a feel good factor to persuade people that the pain of continuing austerity was worth it” said UNISON chief Dave Prentis. Dave Prentis said: “The Chancellor has … More…

Unemployment figures – UNISON reaction

“The small drop in the number unemployed is hardly something to celebrate as it masks the reality of the rising number of those underemployed with zero hour contracts, or forced to take part time jobs because they cannot find full-time … More…

European Court ruling on surrogacy “a missed opportunity”

Today’s decision by the European Court of Justice is a “Missed opportunity to give equal treatment to intended mothers having their babies through surrogacy arrangements” is the verdict from UNISON National Women’s Officer, Sharon Greene. In a surprising judgment handed … More…