Worried about the costs of sending children to school?

As we move into summer, the new school year starts to loom, and with it, worries over the cost of new school uniforms – but UNISON can help. If you’re a member and need help with the costs of new school uniforms, you can apply for a grant from our welfare arm There for You […]

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 children and young people. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected including the […]

TUC photography project

The TUC will be re-branding in the autumn and the new brand is set to be unveiled at the TUC Congress A part of this project is to build a library of photos of workers in their workplaces – not single individuals, but duos, trios or groups. Can you help – would your workplace like to […]

New staff agreement at the UK’s largest housing association

An agreement has been signed by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest housing association and UNISON, the UK’s largest union. It will allow the union to negotiate over pay and other benefits on behalf of staff. The agreement, which was signed by UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis and Clarion chief executive officer Keith Exford, will […]

Thompsons’ Solicitors- Workers’ Memorial Day Photography Competition

Thompsons have launched a campaign to highlight the importance of health and safety in the workplace through a photography competition. The competition will be open to all with entrants being asked to submit a photograph which shows the human side of why health and safety is important. Thompsons’ want to encourage members to submit photos that illustrate […]

UNISON launches ad campaign to promote public services champions

UNISON has today (Wednesday) launched an advertising campaign to show the positive impact of public sector workers, while also highlighting their struggles as a result of cuts to public spending. The campaign, called Public Service Champions, was developed by the Good Agency and is made of a series of six adverts showing an employee and […]

UNISON responds to Labour’s pledge for NHS staff

Responding to Labour’s NHS election pledge, to be announced by shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth today in Liverpool -at UNISON’s annual health conference – UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “NHS staff give one hundred per cent day in, day out with many doing life-saving work. Yet they’re struggling to get by on below-inflation wages. “Lifting the […]

Hospital staff paying ‘extortionate’ charges to park at work, says UNISON

Some hospitals are charging NHS staff, including low-waged nurses and porters, ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top chargers with full-time staff paying £85.38 a month to park at the Royal Free Hospital site. Others include the […]

28th April is Workers’ Memorial Day

Each year on 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) is marked around the world to Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living. We remember those killed, made ill, or injured by their own or someone else’s work. Their pain and suffering and that of their families should not be forgotten. We also renew our […]

Don’t trust the Conservatives with the NHS, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking to UNISON’s annual health conference in Liverpool today (Monday), general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With the election just over six weeks away, the NHS needs those who have the will, the spirit and the dedication to fight for it, and to save it. “When the country goes to the polls, everything that matters to […]

Meet Tansy: our fantastic new activist at Solent University

Meet Tansy, our new UNISON activist at Solent University in Southampton. Tansy became active when her employer threatened to not homour an agreed pay rise for cleaning staff.

General Election 2017: It’s time to fight for public services

Despite repeated promises that there would be no general election before 2020, Theresa May did another massive u-turn this week and announced that the country will be going to the polls on June 8. She blamed other political parties for her decision because they had the audacity to challenge her on ‘hard Brexit’, which we […]

General Election 2017: Make sure you’re registered to vote

The Prime Minister has called for a snap General Election to be held on June 8th- just seven weeks away. Am I eligible to vote? You can vote in the referendum if you’re registered and are 18 or over on the day of the vote. You must be one of the following: •    A […]

Fifteen minute care makeover from hell

UNISON has been campaigning on the crisis in homecare for a long time. Due to government cuts, councils are increasingly outsourcing the care of the most vulnerable people in our society – the sick, the old and the disabled. It results in illegally low wages and 15-minute visits. To raise awareness of the issue among […]

Regional Campaign Funds Update

Branches, Regional Committees and Regional Self Organised Group can bid for pots of funding for recruitment and campaigning initiatives.