News Articles From June 2016

Social work bill ‘does nothing to address the real problems’

UNISON joins professional associations and academic bodies to condemn plans to give ministers control over social work regulation in England UNISON and social work campaigners have urged to the government to scrap part of its Children and Social Work Bill … More…

Joint trade union statement on the Labour Party

The current crisis within the Parliamentary Labour Party is deeply regrettable and unnecessary.  Last week’s vote to leave the European Union presents the entire labour movement with unprecedented challenges.  Above all, we need to be fighting to preserve our members’ … More…

UNISON women join protest against pension inquality

Union members join WASPI lobby of Parliament over pension age increases UNISON members joined hundreds of women lobbying for pensions equality in Westminster today. The lobby of MPs and national demo was organised by the WASPI – Women Against State … More…

Social workers need clear support to handle stress and workload

UNISON welcomes report from University of East Anglia on ’emotional intelligence and burnout’ in child and family social work Key workers looking after the welfare of children and families lack the support to deal with the amount of cases they … More…

UNISON statement on the Labour Party

Speaking today (Monday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last summer, our union nominated Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader, and a great number of our members voted for him in the Labour leadership contest.” “Support for Jeremy remains the position … More…

The Tories are divided, but at this crucial time, Labour should not be

Last summer, our union nominated Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader, and a great number of our members voted for him in the Labour leadership contest. Support for Jeremy remains the position of this union, as determined by our members through … More…

New presidential team announced

UNISON’s new president is Eric Roberts, it was announced today. He is joined on the presidential team by Carol Sewell and the newest vice president, Margaret McKee. The presidential team is elected from the union’s national executive council, the highest … More…

We may not be in Europe, but the threat of TTIP remains

UNISON will continue the fight to exclude public services from secret trade agreements UNISON delegates in Brighton today agreed that it was a “top priority” for the union to continue to campaign against public services being included in the trio … More…

Activists feel stress of increasing workloads

UNISON to explore ways of supporting activists and reps in stressful situations UNISON is to explore ways of supporting activists in stressful situations, after delegates debated the subject today. Sara Feeney of Coventry City branch declared that “activists are the backbone of … More…

Conference agrees measures on supporting activists

Creative ideas for training, accreditation and mentoring all to the fore as delegates discuss helping reps The need for creative and flexible training for activists was at the heart of a debate on strengthening the union and supporting activists, as … More…