News Articles From October 2014

Time to make work better

UNISON has welcomed a new report on making work better as a step in the right direction that politicians can’t afford to ignore. Making work better: an agenda for government has been published by the Smith Institute following an enquirey … More…

New local government pay proposal explained

A leaflet for members explaining what the Local Government Association’s latest pay proposal will mean to them is now available. UNISON suspended the strike planned for 14 October to consult the membership over this new proposal. The UNISON NJC committee’s … More…

Stressed out, overworked and underpaid

UNISON members have been expected to do more with fewer staff for less pay – the union’s national health and safety committee noted today, as it met on the first day of this year’s European Health and Safety Week. Committee … More…

Members asked to sign Lord Freud petition

 UNISON is calling on all disabled members, fellow members, families and friends to sign the Unions Together petition calling for the resignation of welfare minister Lord Freud. The Labour Party says it will force a Commons vote on the future … More…

Recession and austerity create two nations

Recession and austerity have created two nations in the UK, Dave Prentis told the crowds in Hyde Park at TUC-organised Britain Needs a Pay Rise rally in London today . He accused David Cameron of “spreading privilege to his millionaire … More…

Thousands march for fair pay

From Neath and Port Talbot, from Durham, the East and West Midlands, Eastern and South East, Yorkshire and Humberside and the North West; from every region of England and Wales, from every section of the union – UNISON members gathered … More…

Have your say – local government members urged

UNISON has today reminded local government and school members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that the consultation on the revised NJC pay proposals begins tomorrow, Thursday 16 October and that they face a clear choice to accept the proposals … More…

Pay consultation starts on 20 October

UNISON members are about to be consulted on the latest NJC pay proposals for local government and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The consultation will begin on Monday 20 October. In line with the consultation procedures agreed … More…

Local government and school support workers strike suspended

The three unions which represent more than 1.5 million workers in local government and schools – UNISON, GMB and UNITE – have today decided to suspend strike action planned for 14 October and consult their members on new proposals put … More…

Pull out the stops on pay

UNISON needs to pull out all the stops to make the week of action on pay starting on Monday a success, the union’s national executive council declared when it met in London today. With industrial action scheduled in the health … More…