News Articles From 2017

Blog: For public service workers, London’s housing situation is bleak

The housing crisis is one of the greatest problems – and challenges – that our country faces. For too long, not enough homes have been built. As a result, house prices in many parts of the country have risen dramatically, … More…

Hartlepool signs up for ethical care

North-East council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter Hartlepool has become the latest council to commit to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, meaning it will work with the town’s care companies, helping them replace zero-hours contracts … More…

Rising housing costs forcing public service workers out of London, says UNISON

UNISON launches a survey report into the impact of housing costs on London’s public service workers London faces an exodus of public service workers as housing costs become unaffordable, says a new report published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The report, … More…

Local government ballot result

Jane Slater has been elected unopposed to the North West female seat The results of the 2017 local government service group executive by-election is now available. Jane Slater has been elected unopposed to the North West female seat and will … More…

The campaign for your pay rise continues

After the Budget failed to deliver for public service workers’ pay, the fight moves on Last week’s Budget was an opportunity to bring an end to pay misery for public sector workers. Instead, the government refused to act. UNISON’s response … More…

A new dawn for apprentices

NHS Trust is the first to sign UNISON’s new apprenticeships charter Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprentices will receive the … More…

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits … More…

Blog: Hammond’s budget left public services gasping for air

Yesterday, Philip Hammond delivered his second budget as Chancellor. The last one was uninspiring, unraveled quickly and showed just how out of touch with modern Britain the Conservative Party is. A few months after that debacle, his party lost its … More…

It’s all kicking off – footballers on racism, sport, and public services

Some famous faces visit UNISON A few famous faces showed up at UNISON head office recently, for an event on behalf of anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card. UNISON is one of the backers of Show Racism the Red … More…

Budget leaves public services “gasping for air”

There’s no actual money on the table Commenting on the Budget today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Chancellor says he wants to make Britain ‘fit for the future’ – but his deeply disappointing Budget has left public services gasping … More…