News Articles From July 2015

UNISON General Secretary election process starts in August

UNISON has today (Thursday) announced that the process for the General Secretary election will start on 11 August. To run for election a candidate must be nominated by the National Executive Council, or by at least two national service group … More…

UNISON backs TUC young workers’ housing charter

UNISON is backing the TUC’s housing charter for young people in the private rented sector. The charter calls for urgent action by the government to address the housing crisis facing young people today and to strengthen tenants’ rights and conditions … More…

6,000 job cuts at Centrica is a ‘major blow’ says UNISON

Commenting on the jobcuts at Centrica, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The huge job cuts announcement at Centrica is a major blow for workers and raises questions about the potential impact on customer service. The announcement came as a … More…

Prentis urges ‘popular uprising in defence of the right to strike’

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis last night called on the labour movement to build a “popular uprising” against the Trade Union Bill when he spoke at a public meeting organised by the Institute for Employment Rights. Introducing himself as “speaking on … More…

Government plans for unions are ‘a strikebreaker’s charter’

Government plans to restrict trade union rights are “a strikebreaker’s charter” which would undermine the basic civil rights of working people, general secretary Dave Prentis told the union’s national executive council (NEC) in London today. “This is a real attack … More…

2015 Labour Link committee – notice of ballots

An election is to take place for two seats on the national Labour Link committee. Eastern region Candidates: Tracy Grant and Ella Vine Greater London region Candidates: Andrew Berry and Deirdre Costigan Voting Eligibility Only full members and retired members … More…

Welfare Bill will push more families to food banks and payday lenders

The second reading of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill did not get the media scrutiny it deserved. Instead, it was rushed through so MPs could go off on their long Summer break. This is unfortunate and disappointing as the … More…

Prentis to address meeting on resisting Trade Union Bill

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will be among the speakers at a public meeting tomorrow on resisting the Trade Union Bill. The meeting, which has been organised by the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom, the Institute of Employment Rights, the … More…

UNISON launches new mobile-friendly website

New design allows content to reflow according to the size of their screen. A redesigned UNISON website was launched today, aiming to provide a better experience to UNISON members and supporters who visit on mobiles and tablet computers. The design … More…

Consultation on FE Final Pay Offer

Consultation on   Final Pay Offer in FE Colleges (England)   The final 2015 National Joint Forum (NJF) meeting took place between the six college unions and the Association of Colleges (AoC) on 24 June 2015. The “offer” is 0%  and also recommends … More…