News Articles From June 2015

Housing staff suffer thousands of assaults

More than 4,000 physical and verbal assaults on housing staff were reported in 2014 and at the beginning of 2015, it has been revealed. And that is just the tip of the iceberg, as it’s believed that one in three … More…

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Bulletin Newsletter
June 2015

Thousands petition government over FE cuts

UNISON was part of a delegation that handed a petition to Downing Street this morning (Friday), signed by more than 42,500 people opposed to ‘unfair’ and ‘harmful’ cuts in further education. Christine Lewis, UNISON national officer, further education, was among … More…

UNISON concerned over closure of nursery at Tiverton’s PETROC college

UNISON, the UK largest public sector union, has today expressed concern regarding the announced closure of the Kingfisher Nursery at PETROC College in Tiverton, with a loss of 14 local jobs. The College, which has historically pursued an ethos based … More…

Court cases trauma for stressed social workers – UNISON report

Heavy workloads are leaving more than nine in ten (90 per cent) social workers without enough time to prepare for court cases involving vulnerable children and families, a new report from UNISON reveals. Half the social workers questioned (49 per … More…

UNISON tackles cancer in the workplace

Employers must do more to support workers with cancer. That was the message at a UNISON Health and Safety fringe event at  the union’s national delegate conference last week, as the  union launched its campaign “cancer in the workplace”. The … More…

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Unity Magazine
Spring/Summer 2015

‘The UK is not a right-wing country, but a divided country’

UNISON today outlined its ‘comprehensive’ political campaign strategy in response to the ‘dangerous situation’ created by the shock general election result. One delegate declared it the “most important strategy document in UNISON’s history.” With the Tory majority, the UK faces … More…

UNISON members support the Glasgow homeless workers

UNISON members attending national delegate conference poured onto the streets of Glasgow last night in support of 70 homeless case workers who have been on strike for twelve weeks. The workers, all based in Glasgow, assess the housing needs of … More…

TTIP is a ‘loaded dice’ that will hand public services to the multi-nationals

UNISON’s international guest today warned of the ‘loaded dice’ presented by the international trade agreements currently being negotiated in secret on both sides of the Atlantic. Paul Moist, national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), said that … More…