Raise your voices for public services on Saturday

People’s Assembly-organised march will take place as the Conservative government pledges extra money to Northern Ireland to gain DUP support

Remarkable progress for the Labour Party across the South East

Blog from UNISON South East Regional Secretary Maggi Ferncombe

Unions call for a long overdue pay rise for hard-pressed council employees

Three unions representing more than 1.6 million local government employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have submitted a pay claim that attempts to narrow the growing gap between declining wages and the rising cost of living. The claim for the year from next April seeks to move the lowest paid […]

NHS Sites For Sale In Your Area

The Naylor Review is poised to kick off the next stage of the Great NHS Sell Off

Meet Frimley Health UNISON Steward and Branch Secretary – Deborah Foster

Read UNISON’s interview with steward and Branch Secretary Deborah Foster

Meet Andover, Basingstoke & Winchester Branch Secretary & Steward – Marion Meredith

Read our interview with the new ABW Branch Secretary

South East Region LGBT affiliates to ILGA Europe

The South East Region LGBT Group met on Saturday 20th May at UNISON Centre in London. Dr Jasna Magic from ILGA – Europe spoke about the challenges facing many LGBT people across Europe including the appalling situation facing LGBT people in Chechnya. ILGA-Europe – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and […]

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

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 […]