News Articles From May 2014

Ofsted decision on in-house inspections does not go far enough

Commenting on the announcement that Ofsted inspections in schools and colleges are set to be brought back in-house, UNISON National Officer Ben Thomas said: “The decision to bring school and college inspections in-house is welcome as this is clearly the … More…

UNISON relaunches school uniform scheme

UNISON is once more launching a scheme to help members on low incomes deal with the cost of school uniforms. Families with children living on a low income struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly … More…

UNISON calls for collective struggle against austerity

“Strengthening workers’ rights and employment through collective bargaining, social dialogue and industrial action” is a key priority, the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) heard this afternoon. Speaking to the EPSU congress in Toulouse, UNSION NEC member Jane Carolan … More…

EPSU congress hears warning on global treaties

“It is not only our jobs that are threatened – it is our social and environmental standards and the very public services that make Europe a decent and fair place to live.” That was the warning from James Anthony of … More…

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Bulletin Newsletter
May/June 2014

European unions demand an alternative

“Workers, families and communities are under attack as unscrupulous employers and governments try to roll back the gains brought about by the welfare state, workers’ rights, and democracy itself,” UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis told the European Federation of Public … More…

UNISON granted permission to appeal High Court decision on tribunal fees

UNISON has been granted permission to appeal the High Court’s decision turning down its Judicial Review application over tribunal fees. The Court of Appeal decided yesterday that the basis of the issue is of “sufficient general importance to merit permission … More…

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Unity Magazine
Spring/Summer 2014

Speaking out for LGBT equality

UNISON is marking International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia tomorrow by highlighting the importance of LGBT equality at work. UNISON regions and branches are marking the day with information stalls, speakers and community events. “This year’s theme – freedom … More…

Have your say on HE pay

UNISON members working in higher education across the UK are having their say on the “full and final” 2% pay offer from the employers. An A4 leaflet outlining the offer can be downloaded from the link at the end of … More…