News Articles From June 2017

Football and politics can mix…

Liam Rosenior is a footballer with a conscious and with some strong opinions about racism, public service workers and the kind of football manager Jeremy Corbyn would be Liam Rosenior isn’t your typical Premier League footballer. After doing a speech … More…

UNISON member earns top healthcare award

Stephanie Morris is recipient of award named after UNISON stalwart Jean Atkinson UNISON member Stephanie Morris has been named as this year’s recipient of the Jean Atkinson Award for Outstanding Healthcare Assistant at the sixth annual Cavell Nurses’ Trust awards. … More…

The government must restore the NHS Pay Review Body’s independence, says UNISON

UNISON is today (Thursday) calling on the government to lift the restrictions and give the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) an open remit so it can be truly independent after ‘shameful’ vote to keep the pay cap. Government MPs missed … More…

Take our equality survey and you could win a free holiday

Last year nearly 5,000 UNISON members took part in our equality survey – one of the biggest responses to any survey ever run by UNISON. We used the results to brief our service groups and self-organised groups on key equality … More…

UNISON comments on FCA report on the asset management market

Commenting on today’s Financial Conduct Authority report into the asset management market, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “UNISON has played a crucial part in exposing the issue of cost transparency in pension funds. This report has significance for a … More…

Blog: Today, MPs have a chance to end the injustice of the pay cap

In recent weeks, politicians from all parties have praised public service workers for their remarkable bravery, dedication and heroism in times of crisis. They were right to do so. One of the most moving moments from our National Delegate Conference … More…

Time for MPs to stand up for public sector workers, says UNISON

Responding to the Labour Party’s move to force a vote to end the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Quite rightly, politicians of all parties have praised the efforts of public sector workers … More…

Government must commit to ending pay cap now, says UNISON

Responding to government plans to review the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This review is a step in the right direction. “But the government has to commit to ending the pay cap … More…

UNISON elects catering assistant from Northern Ireland as president

UNISON’s National Executive Council has elected Margaret McKee, a catering assistant from Belfast, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. Margaret has been a catering assistant at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for 38 years. She … More…

Raise your voices for public services on Saturday

People’s Assembly-organised march will take place as the Conservative government pledges extra money to Northern Ireland to gain DUP support General secretary Dave Prentis is urging as many UNISON members as possible to join the national demonstration in London this … More…