News Articles From September 2017

UNISON suspends Aung San Suu Kyi’s membership

Honorary membership suspended as international pressure grows over Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis   UNISON has suspended Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary membership with immediate effect as international criticism mounts over her response to Myanmar’s growing humanitarian crisis. The award was given … More…

Blog: Lillie McNaughton was one of those special people

Our union is made up of so many special people, who dedicate their lives to their friends, their communities and our movement. Lillie McNaughton was one of those people. A brilliant trade union activist, Lillie was police convenor for many … More…

UNISON cautiously welcomes government’s school funding rethink

Union welcomes the u-turn on proposals to cut per pupil funding in many schools across England, but still believes many schools will suffer from below inflation funding increase The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on … More…

UNISON cautiously welcomes government’s school funding rethink

Union welcomes the u-turn on proposals to cut per pupil funding in many schools across England, but still believes many schools will suffer from below inflation funding increase The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on … More…

Open University should not be closed to Cubans

  UNISON has issued a statement criticising the Open University for banning students from Cuba. The famous British educational institution’s ban on Cubans came to light when a Cuban PhD candidate was accepted by lecturers but later rejected by the … More…

The people of Lancashire deserve more

The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those … More…

Having the confidence to help

For teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia, a UNISON course to build confidence led to a new role – as a UNISON rep   It’s a long way from Kenya to a primary school in the East Midlands, but for teaching assistant … More…

FE pay claim: union writes to college heads asking for a decent pay rise

UNISON has written to all college principals urging them to make a decent pay offer to Further Education staff in England and to ensure that national pay recommendations are implemented The letter comes ahead of a National Joint Forum (NJF) … More…

The future of EU workers is ‘a fight that’s too important to lose’

MPs, Lords and Sadiq Khan back EU workers as UNISON members lobby Westminster   As hundreds of EU migrants, including UNISON members, rallied in Trafalgar Square last night in defence of their rights, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told them: “This … More…

Conservatives have ‘lost the argument’ on public sector pay, says UNISON

Commenting on the news that the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) could support a Labour motion calling for an end to the public sector pay cap in the NHS, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is even more evidence that … More…