News Articles From August 2017

Blog: It’s time to raise wages for all public sector workers

This morning I was in Glasgow at the QE hospital to meet our biggest branch, who also happen to be one of our best. Glasgow Health branch epitomise the dedication of our activists around the country, walking the wards daily … More…

Blog: Women members at the heart of our union

I’m in Scotland this week to meet some of our fantastic members and activists, so it was fitting – and a real pleasure – to address UNISON’s Scottish Women’s Committee this morning. Since our union was first established, Scotland and … More…

Mike Jeram was a vital part of our union, and we will miss him

On Saturday we lost a much loved member of our UNISON family, and so many of us lost a loyal, trustworthy and very special friend. Mike Jeram, our former National Secretary for business and environment, passed away peacefully after a … More…

The Sound of Public Services

A UNISON trio are balancing their public service jobs with a new role – as rock stars Dan Hagerty, Scott Williams and Chris ‘Slim’ Morgan are collectively known as The Sandanistas. They all hail from Tredegar in Wales and have … More…

Glasgow janitors win pay rise as new school year starts

20-month dispute ends in victory for janitors in nursery, primary and ASL schools Glasgow school janitors have won recognition for their work – and a pay rise – after 20 months in dispute. With the city’s schools due to reopen … More…

Blog: Theresa May has presided over a year of harm to our health service

Theresa May has now been the Prime Minister for a year. In that year she has contrived to lose her majority in Parliament, her political authority and her credibility as a leader. After being roundly rejected by the British people, … More…

Renationalise failing privatised probation services, say unions

The government must bring failing privatised probation services back under public control instead of leaving the taxpayer to bail them out, UNISON, NAPO and GMB said today (Wednesday). The three public service unions have written to justice secretary David Lidington highlighting how … More…

Interested in becoming an MP?

If you are active in UNISON and the Labour Party and interested in helping make your community better through Parliament, UNISON Labour Link is interested in hearing from you The recent general election saw Labour take a huge stride towards … More…

EU citizens facing discrimination over jobs and housing

Government urged to stem the tide of ‘uncertainty and confusion’ The Labour Party has called on Brexit secretary David Davis to take action over reports of increasing discrimination against European Union nationals in the UK. According to campaign group the3million, … More…

Higher education: UNISON wins SOAS commitment to end outsourcing

Union’s campaign sees employer agree to bring all core support services back in house by September 2018 UNISON has won a major victory at London’s School of Oriental and African Sutides, with an agreement to end the outsourcing of core … More…