News Articles From October 2015

Tricks but no treats

Join us on Monday to stop this nightmare that is the Trade Union Bill. The government’s Trade Union Bill really is a nightmare for working people, a nightmare made on Downing Street. This weekend, children up and down the country … More…

When the cared for becomes the carer

Graeme Ellis’s experience of homecare made him determined to improve the lives of others in his situation. “I knew someone who had terminal cancer and they had their financial support taken away.” Graeme Ellis works closely with disabled people and … More…

The Trade Union Bill: Graeme’s story

My name is Graeme Matheson and I work as a building services engineer My job involves being the contract administrator for all mechanical and plumbing services contracts for the city of Dundee. I decided to work in this area because … More…

London members mark Black History Month

Tackling racism ‘is one of our most urgent tasks – we cannot let it slide off our agenda,’ general secretary tells London celebration. UNISON Black members in London gathered in Conway Hall today to mark the legacy of Black people, … More…

The Trade Union Bill: T’s story

I work as a night awake care assistant in a residential home for the elderly The residents are of various ages, with different abilities – both mental and physical. I joined this sector by accident at first and then found … More…

Government’s pledge on free school meals must be honoured

Commenting on the pledge given today (Wednesday) at Prime Minister’s Questions that free school meals for infants won’t be scrapped, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s assurances that vital free school meals are to be … More…

UNISON wins equal pay settlement for Fife women

More than 1,400 women will benefit after settlement worth millions reached on claims, some of which go back to 2006. More than 1,400 mainly low-paid women members in Fife will be better off after UNISON reached a multi-million pound settlement … More…

UNISON member wins prestigious teaching assistant award

UNISON member Kathy Harwood has been named Teaching Assistant of the Year 2015 at the prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards ceremony. Ms Harwood, who works at the Hospital and Home Education Learning Centre in Nottingham, is a higher level teaching assistant … More…

The Trade Union Bill and my job: Sean’s story

My name is Sean Keown and I work as a pharmacy technician. My job involves dispensing and checking medicines, counselling patients, and updating computer systems related to the issue of patient medicines (like adding new medicines to database including any … More…

The Trade Union Bill: Roger’s story

I am 70 years old and have been retired from Sheffield City Council as an administrator since 1997 My role in the estates division of city treasury covered a multitude of different functions. I saw myself as a link between … More…