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UNISON welcomes Liverpool City Council commitments to fair pay

The council is backing UNISON’s campaigns on ending the public sector pay cap and promoting dignity in social care Liverpool City councillors have passed a motion recognising the effectiveness of UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign, which will see the issue … More…

Blog: The Chancellor’s budget choice is between decent services and lost services

Next week the Chancellor will be unveiling his Budget. It’s an opportunity for the government to begin reversing austerity, and start delivering real pay rises for all public service workers. But, as a recent UNISON report shows, it’s also a … More…

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON

Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue. Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON The Treasury would save half the total cost of … More…

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures

The government needs to take action in next week’s budget Commenting today (Tuesday) on the latest rise in the Retail Price Index, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation now at 4%, there will be even more financial pressure … More…

Brexit withdrawal bill enters next round of Commons debate

UNISON backs a raft of amendments aimed at protecting the rights of its members UNISON is continuing to fight for the democratic, workplace and human rights of its members after Brexit – including the rights of EU citizens – as … More…

Stirling becomes latest council to sign up to Ethical Care Charter

Scottish council signs charter committing it to standards for care workers and those they care for “Social care workers provide a lifeline service for vulnerable people,” UNISON branch secretary Lorraine Thomson said this week as she welcomed Stirling Council in … More…

Blog: Time to stop FE cuts and invest in education

There are few things that can benefit someone more than education. To learn, gaining fresh experience and knowledge, is something that benefits both the learner and the whole of society. An educated society is one that can do more together. … More…

UNISON will “leave no stone unturned” as it seeks to protect energy jobs

This bolt from the blue will have left many of the companies’ employees feeling decidedly anxious Energy and public services union UNISON has today (Wednesday) promised to “leave no stone unturned” as it works to protect the jobs of thousands … More…

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign

Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table https://youtu.be/YGDyNQlNXgw A new UNISON film, featuring former Dynasty actor Stephanie Beacham, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at why the government should give teaching assistants, … More…

Blog: The time for kind words is over, it’s time for decent pay

It’s Living Wage Week, which means new rates have been announced for the real living wage (£8.75 an hour across the UK and £10.20 in London), and it’s when organisations throughout the country take time to celebrate the value and … More…