News Articles From September 2016

UNISON welcomes campaign day on selective schools

Union backs Labour campaign activity on 1 October UNISON has welcomed Labour’s day of action against new selective schools on 1 October, announced by shadow education secretary Angela Rayner at the party’s conference in Liverpool this week. UNISON head of … More…

Labour must now concentrate on winning back support, says UNISON

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour party conference in Liverpool today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today Jeremy talked about Labour getting ready for – and winning – the next election. After a largely wasted year … More…

Getting ready for – and winning – the next election

Today Jeremy talked about Labour getting ready for – and winning – the next election. After a largely wasted year for the party that’s what the country needed to hear. It was good to see Jeremy expanding on the key … More…

Exit payment cap will hit middle earners, not just the highly paid, warns UNISON

For immediate release Reacting to government plans to cap all public sector exit payments at £95,000, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today: “The government might claim its cap on redundancy payouts will only affect those at the top of the … More…

English FE members to be consulted on 1%/£250 pay offer

National committee meets on 3 October to decide its recommendation, and arrangements for consultation Members working in English further education colleges are to be consulted after employers made a “first and final” offer of a 1% pay increase, or £250, … More…

Labour Conference: Stopping and reversing the failed experiment of privatisation

It was an honour to speak on behalf of public service workers at Labour Party conference today. I spoke about the need to end and reverse privatisation and outsourcing – and how we must put the party back together to … More…

Labour must be electable to protect public services and win for working people, says UNISON

Labour can only win for working people and protect public services by being in government — and putting an end to the infighting that has plagued the party in recent months, says UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Monday). Speaking … More…

Celebrate the Stars in Our Schools

Help UNISON and schools across the UK celebrate the often unsung stars of our children’s education on 25 November Do you know a star in your local school? Help UNISON, and schools, celebrate our school support staff on 25 November. … More…

UNISON launches UK-wide campaign to celebrate public service champions

A UK-wide campaign aimed at reminding the public of the importance of public services –and those that provide them – is to be launched later today (Monday) in Liverpool. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will launch the campaign – Public … More…

Labour must come together and convince voters it can govern, says UNISON

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election today (Saturday) as the leader of the Labour party, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn has won because he’s captured the imagination of party members. I’m proud that our union nominated Jeremy for leader. “People are … More…