Our thoughts and prayers go out to the those killed in Westminster yesterday, those injured by this barbaric act, and their families, friends and loved ones. At times like these when those who wish to spread hate attempt to divide us, we must remember those who run towards scenes of danger – brave members of […]
If you work in local government in Scotland, have your say and vote to reject this pay deal via unison.org.uk/lgscot17. And stand up for better wages for vital public services.
Strike action by Derby school support staff is to be suspended following a new offer from the city council, UNISON has announced today (Friday). UNISON will now recommend that its members across the city’s schools accept the offer. That offer will now be put to staff, and if they vote to accept the deal, the […]
Responding to Office of National Statistics figures published today (Wednesday) that show that the number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased to 905,000, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Zero-hours contracts are everywhere in social care. They give the upper hand to unscrupulous employers and silence employees who fear they’ll lose hours if they […]
Commenting on the Resolution Foundation report on public sector pay released today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “After years of harsh pay restraint, those delivering our public services are facing yet more financial hardship. “School staff, nurses and council workers are struggling to make ends meet. “If ministers don’t reverse their damaging policy […]
Last week I wrote to all MPs backing EU citizens right to remain in the UK. I told them about the 67,000 UNISON members who are EU citizens working in public services, strongly urrged them to support the Lords amendment which guarantees the right to remain and to do all they can to convince the Government to change course.
A group of workers supporting adults with addiction issues has won a six-figure settlement after their new employer left them jobless and without redundancy pay. The seven were recently awarded nearly £178,000 in compensation after UNISON backed their case against Arch Initiatives. UNISON took Arch to an employment tribunal for refusing to take on the […]