News Articles From July 2018

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…

Plans to cut care workers’ pay on hold

Strike action on hold as an agreement is reached Care workers in Bath and North East Somerset have called off strike action today (Monday) after an agreement was reached between UNISON and Sirona Care & Health. Sirona has halted its … More…

Blog: Thank you school support staff – without you schools couldn’t function

By now, school support staff across our union will either have left their schools for the summer, or be getting ready to do so as the long school year comes to a close. Working in schools can be hugely rewarding … More…

When I went to Parliament and spoke up for care workers

UNISON member and care worker Nicole Stanfield Caile went to Parliament recently to put the case for care workers Nicole Stanfield Caile writes: In June, myself and other care workers were given the opportunity, through UNISON, to meet at Parliament … More…