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UNISON response to Manchester Arena atrocity

Responding to the terror attack at Manchester Arena, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This was a despicable act designed to cause maximum pain and suffering. It’s barbaric beyond words that this happened at a concert attended by so many … More…

Solidarity with Manchester – hatred will never triumph

All of us at UNISON are absolutely devastated by the news from Manchester. This was a despicable and murderous act of terrorism designed to cause the maximum amount of pain and suffering. For someone to go to a concert and … More…

NEC 2017-2019: election results

Newly elected members will take office at the end of national delegate conference until the end of the 2019 NDC The results of the 2017 NEC election are now available. Download the summary list of newly elected members  These members will … More…

UNISON statement on certification officer decision

Today the assistant certification officer (ACO) has announced the decision in the case of Burgess and Others; Rogers; Wakefield and Bannister v UNISON. UNISON welcomes the decision of the ACO to uphold the result of the 2015 general secretary election and reject … More…

Blog: Register to vote – and stand up for public services

The general election on 8 June is one of the most important votes our country has had in a generation. The stakes are incredibly high, and every single vote could make a difference. Only by voting can you directly determine who represents you … More…

Blog: A Labour government is not only possible, it’s vital for our public services

In just over two weeks, the country faces a historic choice. That’s the case at any general election, but this time the stakes have been heightened by the aftermath of the Brexit vote and all that might mean for our … More…

Worried about the costs of sending children to school?

Get help with school uniform costs this summer form UNISON’s own welfare arm There for you As we move into summer, the new school year starts to loom, and with it, worries over the cost of new school uniforms – … More…

Blog: Our social care system is in crisis and the Conservative Party just doesn’t have the answers

I’ve long argued that social care is facing a funding crisis – not least thanks to years of government cuts. So it was interesting to see several of the party manifestos for the general election focussing on the sector. The … More…

Public sector recruitment hovers on the brink of crisis, warns UNISON

A new report from the Institute for Financial Studies’ (IFS) released today (Friday) on plans for public sector pay highlights problems keeping experienced and skilled staff. The report – which compares plans from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives … More…

Marking 50 years of a dangerous occupation

UNISON/PSC exhibition and book offers union branches a resource for this year’s 50th anniversary of the Palestinian occupation Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War in the Middle East and the start of Israel’s illegal occupation of … More…