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Retired Members’ Newsletter 2018

Unison newsletter Spring 2018

NHS Staff Survey results show that woeful pay has taken its toll, says UNISON

Only 31% of NHS staff were satisfied with their level of pay in 2017 Responding to the publication today (Tuesday) of the NHS Staff Survey UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s clear that wage freezes, and woeful pay rises below … More…

National Apprenticeship Week – raising the standard

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and UNISON is celebrating the good, while protecting against the bad and the ugly side of apprenticeships Apprenticeships can be a wonderful route into employment and provide the opportunity for people to earn while they learn. … More…

Schools forced to cut teachers’ and teaching assistants’ posts to make ends meet

Real-terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England, says research published today (Wednesday) by the School Cuts alliance of education unions. Schools … More…

UNISON launches campaign to divest pensions from carbon

Guide will help members of local government pension schemes push for changes in the investment of their funds A campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon will be launched today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON’s step-by-step guide … More…

Blog: For public service workers, London’s housing situation is bleak

The housing crisis is one of the greatest problems – and challenges – that our country faces. For too long, not enough homes have been built. As a result, house prices in many parts of the country have risen dramatically, … More…

Hartlepool signs up for ethical care

North-East council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter Hartlepool has become the latest council to commit to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, meaning it will work with the town’s care companies, helping them replace zero-hours contracts … More…

Rising housing costs forcing public service workers out of London, says UNISON

UNISON launches a survey report into the impact of housing costs on London’s public service workers London faces an exodus of public service workers as housing costs become unaffordable, says a new report published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The report, … More…

Local government ballot result

Jane Slater has been elected unopposed to the North West female seat The results of the 2017 local government service group executive by-election is now available. Jane Slater has been elected unopposed to the North West female seat and will … More…

The campaign for your pay rise continues

After the Budget failed to deliver for public service workers’ pay, the fight moves on Last week’s Budget was an opportunity to bring an end to pay misery for public sector workers. Instead, the government refused to act. UNISON’s response … More…