News Articles From December 2015

Local government pay offer consultation to begin in January

UNISON local government members to be consulted in new year on employer’s final offer. UNISON will begin its formal consultation with members in local government after the UNISON NJC committee meets on 7 January 2016, when it will agree its view on … More…

You were the stars in our schools

UNISON celebration of school workers had a fantastic response. UNISON’s Stars in our schools day, on 27 November, was a bigger and better success than even the Stars team could have hoped for. More special assemblies, more visits by mayors … More…

‘Our members support our communities every day of the year’

First things first: I would like to wish all our members a happy festive season – and a constructive and successful 2016. Of course many of you will be working over the Christmas break or the new year holiday – and possibly … More…

Christmas cheer and charity

UNISON members have spent the last year working for the public. In hospitals, schools, local government and more, they’ve been making a big contribution to their communities. But now it’s Christmas – and time for some Yo-Ho-Ho. Members all over the country have been … More…

Dave Prentis re-elected as UNISON general secretary

Dave Prentis has today been re-elected as General Secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union. Voting in the ballot was as follows: Roger Bannister 16,853 (12.6 per cent) John Burgess 15,573 (11.6 per cent) Dave Prentis 66,155 (49.4 … More…

General secretary election results

Dave Prentis has today been re-elected as General Secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union. Voting in the ballot was as follows: Roger Bannister 16,853 (12.6 per cent) John Burgess 15,573 (11.6 per cent) Dave Prentis 66,155 (49.4 … More…

The life and times of a low-pay parent

With the chancellor’s U-turn on tax credits, single mum Kati Conroy says she can sleep again at night – for now. The government’s tax credit U-turn has saved many workers from a huge drop in income. But low pay still … More…

Local government members to be consulted on pay offer

Employers offer two-year deal of 1% each year, with more for lower paid staff to match national living wage. Local government members will be consulted in the new year on the employers’ pay offer for 2016 and 2017, in England, … More…

Refugee Christmas appeals

Five ways UNISON branches and members can support refugees this Christmas. Branches and activists have asked for union advice on how they might offer practical solidarity and support to refugees this Christmas. The UNISON NEC and president Wendy Evans have … More…

UNISON consultation shows overwhelming backing for new pension deal at EDF Energy

UNISON members working for EDF Energy have today (Thursday) overwhelmingly backed a new pension deal negotiated by the union. The deal provides new entrants access to a defined benefit pension scheme – something almost unheard of in today’s economy, says … More…