News Articles From 2018

Coming soon: service group executive by-elections

Ballots will be held to fill 59 seats on the union’s service group executives – nominations will open in September By-elections are due to be held for 59 seats on the union’s service group executives or SGEs. The nomination period … More…

Pension costs – are they transparent enough?

UNISON urges members to fill in questionnaire to help gather evidence for parliamentary inquiry, ending on 6 September MPs are looking into pension fund costs and charges, and UNISON is asking members to fill in a survey on their pensions. … More…

Have your say on private tenancies

Members urged to join UNISON in responding to government consultation on proposals for longer private rent tenancies in England, by 26 August Do you have any views on how to make longer tenancies easier in England’s privately rented housing sector? … More…

The future for parks is not looking rosy

Rose Westall is a UNISON member who contacted us last year to tell us about the demise of her local park. “It’s already isolating being a first-time mum in a village” she says, “now it’s even harder having no play … More…

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON

Whilst UNISON enjoyed the sun and the World Cup as much as the next union, we also didn’t let them stop us working as hard as ever on behalf of our members. Here are just some of our highlights from … More…

A year on, our employment tribunal fees win is changing lives

A year ago today, our union won a huge victory for working people, when we defeated the government on employment tribunal fees. This was a result that could only have been achieved by our union. Only UNISON was able to … More…

Pay announcements are “robbing Peter to pay Paul”, says UNISON

Commenting on the announcements on public sector pay today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Behind the good news headlines, the government is simply robbing Peter to pay Paul. Without extra money from the Treasury to fund these … More…

BLOG: UNISON members keep our services running over the summer – they deserve our thanks

We are now, undisputedly, in the summer holiday season. In the weeks ahead, millions of people will head off around the UK and out of the country on holiday – taking a break from their day to day. I know … More…

UNISON lawyer wins major human rights award

Shantha David named Liberty’s lawyer of the year for leading the fight against employment tribunal fees UNISON legal officer Shantha David has been named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year by the civil rights campaigner Liberty. Ms David was honoured … More…

Older workers deserve access to training, says UNISON

UNISON urges the government to enforce the recommendations in the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report swiftly. Responding to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report on the weak enforcement of age discrimination law published today … More…