News Articles From September 2017

Care workers ‘too rushed’ to help vulnerable people wash, eat or visit the toilet

Care workers and those they look after are suffering because standards are routinely being breached Vulnerable and disabled people are going without a wash, proper meals and trips to the toilet because care workers are too rushed to do their … More…

Ministers may be acting unlawfully with minimum wage amnesty, says UNISON

‘Penalties are needed to make sure unscrupulous bosses abide by the law’ Commenting on the government’s decision today (Thursday) to extend the suspension of minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Penalties are … More…

‘A defining speech, full of hope’, says UNISON

Commenting on the Leader’s speech to the Labour conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today we heard a defining speech from Jeremy Corbyn, full of hope. “Labour is a government in waiting – and the next election … More…

Blog: A great day for UNISON and public services

Today at Labour conference has been a great day for UNISON and a great day for public services. I was proud to move the motion at today’s conference on public sector pay. Everyone working in our public services and everyone … More…

UNISON welcomes Labour plans to tackle PFI

Commenting on the announcement from Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell that a Labour government would bring existing public finance initiative (PFI) contracts back in-house, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s good news that Labour plans to tackle the beleaguered private … More…

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON

Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the … More…

Sign. Share. Scrap.

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the pay cap is getting close to the 100,000-signature mark. Over 73,000 people have signed the petition on the government website in less than two weeks; if it reaches the 100,000-mark the … More…

The goalie fighting to save dreams

After a starry career on the pitch, Everton and Wales footballing legend Neville Southall is now a UNISON member, working to help struggling youngsters.   There can’t be many young people whose daily educational experience includes encountering a bona fide … More…

UNISON welcomes tariff moves at E.ON

Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that energy company E.ON is to phase out standard variable tariffs for its customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “This could be a game-changer, and is good news for E.ON customers and employees alike. It should … More…

Protecting Haringey home care workers with new charter

Care workers in the London borough of Haringey are to be given the time and support they need to do their work, through a new ethical charter. Haringey Council has signed up to UNISON’s ethical care charter, which sets out … More…