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Sign. Share. Scrap.

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the pay cap is getting close to the 100,000-signature mark. Over 73,000 people have signed the petition on the government website in less than two weeks; if it reaches the 100,000-mark the … More…

The goalie fighting to save dreams

After a starry career on the pitch, Everton and Wales footballing legend Neville Southall is now a UNISON member, working to help struggling youngsters.   There can’t be many young people whose daily educational experience includes encountering a bona fide … More…

UNISON welcomes tariff moves at E.ON

Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that energy company E.ON is to phase out standard variable tariffs for its customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “This could be a game-changer, and is good news for E.ON customers and employees alike. It should … More…

Protecting Haringey home care workers with new charter

Care workers in the London borough of Haringey are to be given the time and support they need to do their work, through a new ethical charter. Haringey Council has signed up to UNISON’s ethical care charter, which sets out … More…

UNISON suspends Aung San Suu Kyi’s membership

Honorary membership suspended as international pressure grows over Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis   UNISON has suspended Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary membership with immediate effect as international criticism mounts over her response to Myanmar’s growing humanitarian crisis. The award was given … More…

Blog: Lillie McNaughton was one of those special people

Our union is made up of so many special people, who dedicate their lives to their friends, their communities and our movement. Lillie McNaughton was one of those people. A brilliant trade union activist, Lillie was police convenor for many … More…

UNISON cautiously welcomes government’s school funding rethink

Union welcomes the u-turn on proposals to cut per pupil funding in many schools across England, but still believes many schools will suffer from below inflation funding increase The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on … More…

UNISON cautiously welcomes government’s school funding rethink

Union welcomes the u-turn on proposals to cut per pupil funding in many schools across England, but still believes many schools will suffer from below inflation funding increase The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on … More…

Open University should not be closed to Cubans

  UNISON has issued a statement criticising the Open University for banning students from Cuba. The famous British educational institution’s ban on Cubans came to light when a Cuban PhD candidate was accepted by lecturers but later rejected by the … More…

The people of Lancashire deserve more

The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those … More…