News Articles From April 2017

Labour’s plan promises to transform workplace rights, says UNISON

Commenting on the Labour Party’s 20-point plan for the workplace, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Labour’s plan promises to transform employees’ rights. These proposals will change the lives of millions of working people for thebetter. “Ending the one per … More…

Higher education pay – employers make final offer

Union’s service group executive will discuss offer at its meeting on 4 May Higher education employers have made a full and final offer on pay for 2017-18, following the conclusion of pay negotiations. The final pay offer gives extra increases to … More…

Blog: As we remember the dead and injured, we reaffirm our demand for safe and healthy work for all

Each year on or near 28 April, UNISON joins people around the world to celebrate International Workers’ Memorial Day. In doing so, we remember the dead and the injured – those killed, made ill, or hurt by their own or … More…

Government guarantees might help reassure NHS and care workforces, says UNISON

Commenting on the report published today (Friday) by the Health Select Committee into the impact of Brexit upon health and social care in the UK, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Brexit vote has plunged the NHS and social … More…

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’ We’re all aware that there’s a general election on 8 June. A great deal depends on it, not least … More…

Blog: We should remember all that they fought for, and be spurred on by their example in the years ahead

In recent days we have lost two people who meant so much to our union, and who were a huge part of making UNISON strong. Brenda Hudson and Danny Gillespie were both people I was proud to know, and whose … More…

UNISON launches ad campaign to promote public services champions

UNISON has today (Wednesday) launched an advertising campaign to show the positive impact of public sector workers, while also highlighting their struggles as a result of cuts to public spending. The campaign, called Public Service Champions, was developed by the … More…

Better pay, safer staffing and fully funded training pledged at health conference

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth launches triple promise and warns: ‘The future of the NHS is at stake in this election’ A Labour government would scrap the 1% health cap, keep the NHS bursary and legislate for save staffing levels, … More…

Blog: The Conservative Party are the problem, not the solution

This morning I spoke at our health conference. Whilst it was a great pleasure as always to speak to the conference – and address those who continue make the NHS the greatest achievement of our movement – I wasn’t able … More…

Fighting for the future of homecare

Tired of appalling pay and conditions, a group of homecare workers in north London are fighting back – and have inspired others to do the same “The point is for the future, to make it better. That way hopefully people … More…