News Articles From August 2015

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August 2015

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Putting the ‘T’ into LGBT

When Phillippa Scrafton sat her boss down and told him that she was having gender reassignment surgery, she then watched “the colour drain from his face”. Born male but never feeling right in that gender, she supressed those feelings for … More…

UNISON to continue fight over Employment Tribunal fees in Supreme Court

UNISON has today (Wednesday) vowed to take its battle to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected its appeal against the government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees. Describing this case as ‘troubling’, the Court of Appeal expressed a … More…

Academics condemn government’s attack on trade unions as ‘perverse’

British unions aren’t too powerful – they’re too weak, say industrial relations academics, condemning the government’s Trade Union Bill as “the fiercest attack on workers’ rights since the Combination Acts of the early 19th century”. UNISON has welcomed the public letter … More…

Council cuts could mean more children in need let down

August is usually the middle of the media’s ‘silly season’ between Parliament breaking up for the summer holiday and the party conferences in September. But just because MPs are taking a few weeks off, it doesn’t mean that serious stuff … More…

Sixth-form colleges need funding protection, says UNISON

“Sixth-form colleges need the same funding protection as schools,” says UNISON in the wake of a report from the Sixth Form College Association highlighting the scale of funding cuts. The sector has seen funding cuts across England of 33% since … More…

Prentis: redundancy cap will hit hundreds of thousands

“The government’s proposed public-sector redundancy cap will affect hundreds of thousands of workers providing vital public services”, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis warned today. He was speaking after the government launched a consultation on Treasury proposals for a law to … More…

Attacks on unions are attacks on working people too, says UNISON

Commenting on government proposals to prevent people who work in the public sector from paying their union membership fees directly from their wages, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This latest malicious manoeuvre from ministers shows how far they are … More…

General secretary election 2015: advance notification

The national executive council at its meeting on 29 July 2015, agreed that an election for the post of general secretary take place this year. The full procedures and supporting documents will be issued on 11 August 2015. In the … More…