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Blog: The Conservative Party are the problem, not the solution

This morning I spoke at our health conference. Whilst it was a great pleasure as always to speak to the conference – and address those who continue make the NHS the greatest achievement of our movement – I wasn’t able … More…

Fighting for the future of homecare

Tired of appalling pay and conditions, a group of homecare workers in north London are fighting back – and have inspired others to do the same “The point is for the future, to make it better. That way hopefully people … More…

Coming general election must be about the future of our public services, says UNISON

Commenting on the PM’s decision to call an election for June, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Theresa May promised repeatedly there’d be no general election before 2020. Here’s further proof no-one should trust a word the Prime Minister says. … More…

This election will be about the future of our public services

Theresa May has promised repeatedly that there would be no general election before 2020. Today, we have further proof that you can’t trust a word that the Prime Minister says – something which the British people will have to bear … More…

UNISON NEC statement on Syria

UNISON condemns ‘horrific chemical attack’ and ‘any bombing raids by foreign governments which could exacerbate and prolong the conflict’ UNISON condemns the horrific chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun in north-western Syria on 4 April, which killed at least 80 people … More…

‘Together we are stronger’ NEC hears after Derby success

Together we are stronger. That was the key slogan of the Derby school support workers, and it is a simple lesson to learn from the success of their 10-month dispute, UNISON’s national executive council heard in London this morning. The … More…

Public sector staff still bear the brunt of low pay rises, says UNISON

Responding to government figures released today (Wednesday) that show average earnings have increased by 2.2 per cent, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Public sector staff have certainly not seen their earnings increase in many years. “Instead, their pay keeps … More…

Blog: The scandal of 15-minute social care visits must end

What could you do in 15 minutes? Make a phone call? Take out the bins? Send a few emails? It’s not long, but a quarter of an hour is all the time many home care workers have to wash, dress … More…

There for members – how our charity helped this winter

More than 600 UNISON members struggling to pay for their heating, have been awarded over £30,000 thanks to UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity, There For You. Eight hundred and ten people applied for a grant in 2017, up from 583 the year … More…

Get ready for Public Service Champions part two

April and May will be busy months for UNISON’s Public Service Champions campaign. Launched in the autumn, the campaign celebrates you – and everyone who works in public services. The next phase of the UK-wide advertising campaign shows the ‘two sides’ … More…