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Blog: A Labour government is within our grasp

It was a pleasure as always to address our Labour Link Forum in Newcastle last week. The Forum is a great event, an opportunity to plan how we take UNISON’s policies into the Labour Party and the manifesto of the … More…

Social workers are overworked but the data is hiding it

UNISON members say the data doesn’t reflect reality “Children and family social work has always been a challenging and busy field, however after 20 years in it I feel I can say that I have never seen things this bad.” … More…

English further education pay claim submitted

Claim is for 5% or £1,500, whichever is greater, and the living wage UNISON and the UCU have formally submitted a pay for 5% or £1,500 to further education employers in England. This follows a change of position by the … More…

Watch our film about our glorious members

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born https://youtu.be/h9SKaOF72Rs It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished … More…

Blog: A person so clearly full of compassion treated with so little compassion

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Michael Braithwaite – a public servant, a Windrush child and a UNISON member. Michael has been through more in recent years than most of us can imagine, with his life … More…

Unions welcome Association of Colleges’ U-turn on pay talks

The University and College Union (UCU) and UNISON have today (Tuesday) welcomed a U-turn from the Association of Colleges (AoC) over pay talks for staff in further education. At the start of the month the AoC said that it would … More…

UNISON recommends that HE members reject employers’ pay offer

2%/£425 offer ‘falls short’ of joint unions’ pay claim Higher education members will be asked to reject the national pay offer from the University and Colleges Employers’ Association in a branch consultation due to begin in the next few weeks. … More…

It’s all about the data

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ll have heard about the new data laws – here’s what UNISON is doing As you’ll undoubtedly know from your inbox, from 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. … More…

Charity’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON

24 May 2018 Embargo: 00.01hrs Friday 25 May 2018 Charity’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON National care charity – Community Integrated Care (CIC) – is subjecting its staff to such a degree of surveillance that … More…

Care Quality Commission give umpteenth NHS pressures warning, says UNISON

Inadequate funding means services and staff are stretched to the limit Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s report today (Thursday) on safety standards in A&E departments, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This is the umpteenth warning that the NHS is … More…