News Articles From July 2017

UNISON in Court of Appeal victory over employers who fail to consult unions

UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Friday) that makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace. The Court of Appeal ruling means that for the first time employers will be … More…

Further education: Dispute registered over plans for Nottingham redundancies

Official dispute registered after 385 staff, including some on term-time only contracts, told they are at risk – after the end of term UNISON has launched an official dispute with Nottingham College after members were told that they could lose … More…

Higher education: Hull members protest against pension cuts

Low-paid staff could lose as much as £1,000 a year in retirement University of Hull senate members faced a determined protest yesterday by low-paid staff who could lose as much as £1,000 a year in retirement after changes to their … More…

A massive win for our union and a massive win for all workers

Today’s Supreme Court ruling is the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law. This result is a massive win for our union and a massive win for all workers, whether they’re UNISON members or not. Working … More…

UNISON’s tribunal fee verdict is a victory for everyone in work

UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Wednesday) against the government, which means that employment tribunal fees will now be scrapped. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – has unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully … More…

Low paid care workers told to wait for back pay

Government move a ‘cruel blow’ to carers denied the minimum wage for sleep-ins Care workers owed up to six years’ back pay after being paid less than the minimum wage will have to wait until at least October for the … More…

2017 Labour Link committee – notice of ballots

Ballots for four seats on the Labour Link national committee open on 9 August and close on 15 September Ballots are to take place for four seats on the national Labour Link committee. Greater London region : Candidates: James Beckles and … More…

EU citizens: UNISON returns to Parliament to defend members

Union backing new lobby for the ‘right to remain’ for EU citizens in the UK UNISON members will join a mass lobby of Parliament on 13 September to speak up for the rights of EU nationals in the UK and … More…

Boris: Stop ignoring human rights in Turkey

Since the failed coup a year ago, Turkey has experienced an unprecedented erosion of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The ongoing state of emergency, imposed immediately following the coup, has been used by the government to silence … More…

Higher education: Government urged to get a grip on vice chancellor salaries

UNISON calls for greater transparency on how senior pay is agreed UNISON has written to universities minister Jo Johnson to call for more transparency in decision-making over pay in higher education. The letter comes after the minister today called for … More…