News Articles From October 2018

‘Empty nest’ couples and people without children robbed of benefit boost, says UNISON

Low-paid working couples who receive benefits and whose children have left home will be denied a pay boost by the Chancellor, UNISON said today (Wednesday). Childless people on universal credit will be losers too despite the increase announced in yesterday’s … More…

Blog: What this budget proved is that austerity is far from over

Over the past decade, austerity has caused untold damage to our communities and our public services. Our union has fought austerity every step of the way, using every weapon at our disposal. We’ve now won the public debate on austerity … More…

PFI abolition pledge doesn’t help public services with contracts

The Chancellor’s promise that there’ll be no more PFI contracts signed is welcome Commenting on the Chancellor’s pledge that the government is to abolish the use of new private finance contracts (PFI), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Public services … More…

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…