News Articles From October 2017

Vote now for your health hero

Help celebrate the unsung heroes of the NHS – voting closes on 6 November The hard-working heroes who keep the NHS running – often in unsung ways – are being recognised in the second annual Health Heroes awards, organised by … More…

Refunds for tribunal fees is welcome news

Responding to the government’s announcement that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply for them from today (Friday), UNISON head of legal services Adam Creme said: “The government is now making good on its … More…

Figures reveal toll of asbestos in schools

From teaching assistants to teachers to pupils, asbestos in schools is a killer and cuts to school funding can only make the situation worse Cuts to school funding have already cost lives and are risking many more, says UNISON today, … More…

Pay Up Now! – a serious campaign and it’s working, NEC hears

UNISON executive receives update on work around pay and agrees next steps People are getting angry, seeing how much they have lost through seven years of the pay cap, UNISON’s national executive council heard at its meeting in London today. … More…

Blog: Now is the time to stand strong, stand united and put public services first

Yesterday, thousands of people from our union and other unions came together in London and demanded change, an end to austerity and real pay rises for all public service workers. Both the pay lobby – where Tory MPs were put … More…

Scrap the cap and give workers a proper pay rise, says UNISON

The government’s pay cap is cutting deep for public service workers Speaking at the TUC public sector pay rally in Westminster later today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will say: “Today inflation hit its highest rate for five years, … More…

UNISON takes Pay Up Now! campaign to MPs

As rising inflation increases the pressure on public service workers’ pay, UNISON tells MPs rises must be funded properly and be for the whole team Ending the pay cap “is not just about uniformed services … there is a whole … More…

Inflation rise means pay cap is cutting deep

All public servants have seen the value of their pay fall year on year Responding to the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With the highest rate of inflation for five years the government’s … More…

Join UNISON on SOS Day and fight back against library cuts

Are you ready for this week’s Save Our local Services campaign day, celebrating and defending our library service? Thursday 19 October is UNISON’s SOS Libraries Day. UNISON members and activists in libraries will be standing up for our public library … More…

Violence towards staff in charities and housing associations must end, says UNISON

Violence towards staff in charities and housing associations must end, says UNISON Almost half the staff (47%) working for charities and housing associations have experienced violence or aggression, either from people who use their services or from colleagues, according to … More…