News Articles From 2014

UNISON members vote to maintain political fund ballot

Commenting on the result of UNISON’s political fund ballot, which saw 87% of members vote to maintain the fund in a postal ballot, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Our members have spoken loud and clear that they want UNISON … More…

Public service workers paying the price of austerity says UNISON

“It is sickening that Osborne is once again expecting public service workers to work more for less and pay the price if his failed plan to revive the economy. Austerity has not worked and despite this the Government is going … More…

UNISON General Secretary says Autumn Statement is Osbourne’s last chance to ditch austerity

Commenting ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn statement, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:  “I have little faith the Chancellor’s Autumn statement will bring any relief for workers.  This is now the Government’s fourth attempt at reviving the economy and their … More…

Countdown to Christmas – the rise and rise of the food bank

As Christmas nears, more and more people are having to rely on foodbanks – and UNISON has been highlighting the growing reliance on food banks for our members and the population as a whole, both in work and out of … More…

Union wins recognition at RNIB

Work for the RNIB? Why not give yourself an early Christmas present and join UNSION? The union has now signed a recognition agreement with the Royal National Institute of Blind People which means that UNSION and Unite will jointly negotiate … More…

Celebrate the stars in our schools

Today is Stars in our Schools day – when we celebrate the valuable contribution that unsung school support staff make to our schools and to our children’s education. UNISON organised the day to celebrate the vital work they do every … More…

UNISON calls for a new housing deal for young people

UNISON has called for “more joined-up” polices to help young people facing high rents in poor-quality housing in the private rented sector. A new report from the union – A new housing benefit deal for young people – reveals that … More…

Taking care in Westminster

Care workers are the invisible members of the UK workforce, the House of Lords heard this week. As UNISON keeps the pressure up for a better deal for these vital workers, Labour’s Baroness Kingsmill moved a debate on working conditions … More…

Second jobs and in-work benefits the norm for school support staff, reveals survey

A survey of more than 15,000 school support staff* from the across the UK has revealed a professional, committed, but demoralised workforce that harbours serious concerns for their ability to adequately support students, unless crucial issues such as workload, job … More…

Thanks for raising £16,000

UNISON raised more than £16,000 for brain injury charity UKABIF during past president Maureen le Marinel’s term, from July 2013 to July 2014. And now the charity wants to thank UNISON and our members for your support. Their thank you … More…