UNISON has today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do little […]
Campaign success for UNISON over the summer
On 30 and 31 August UNISON held collections for MK Food Bank at sites across the town
The government announced on 19 July that they are planning to increase the State Pension Age from 67 to 68 for people between the ages of 39 and 46. This is likely to have a direct negative impact on the Local Government Pension Scheme and all other public service schemes. Members in this age group, […]
It may now be August and summer is well under way, but for our major pay campaign – Pay Up Now – it’s still full steam ahead. We’re fighting for all public sector workers to get the pay rise you need and deserve, so there won’t be any let up in the campaign until the […]
A report from our representative at the annual NPC Parliament
UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Friday) that makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace. The Court of Appeal ruling means that for the first time employers will be obliged to consult with unions around any workplace issues that affect their members. Until now, […]
Employment tribunal fees scrapped after four year battle by UNISON
The Basingstoke food bank was set up in 2012 and gave out 2,869 emergency 3 day food supplies to people in crisis during 2016.
Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]
UNISON backs We Own It campaign against sell-off – you can help by signing the petition and urging your MP to back the Early Day Motion 152
If your batteries need recharging – go to Tolpuddle!
The UK’s three largest unions have submitted a pay claim on behalf of the 32,000 police staff they represent in England and Wales. UNISON, UNITE and GMB have put in a claim for a 5% or ￡1,000 increase – whichever is greater – for all police staff. It also includes a 5% increase to the […]
The programme aims to deliver savings of £4.5m, mainly through the loss of up to 150 jobs.