News Articles From 2018

Kick it out

To mark the 25-year fight against racism in football, we spoke with two former players who experienced racism first hand – but are now helping to educate players and fans alike to accept diversity Goodison Park, 21 February 1988. Everton … More…

UNISON calls for new government inquiry into academy chain accused of misusing public funds

Ministers seem to have allowed a situation to develop where commercial interests overrode taxpayers’ interests and the public good. Pupils, parents and the public purse have all paid the price. The government must launch a fresh inquiry into Bright Tribe … More…

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today (Sunday)   Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today … More…

Blog: You can attack us all you want – we aren’t going anywhere

Public services have been put through the wringer thanks to austerity, but despite everything we’ve had thrown as us, we are still standing. Still defending rights at work. Still fighting for better pay and better conditions. We won’t be chased … More…

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…