UNISON is today (Tuesday) calling on the chief executive of East Kent University Hospital Trust to halt plans that would see hundreds of porters and cleaners outsourced to a new arms-length private company. The Trust’s board plans to transfer all 1,110 support service staff to a new wholly owned subsidiary company but have not consulted […]
Members at the University of Southampton will keep their pension scheme after strong campaigning by UNISON and the other campus unions. The University had proposed to close PASNAS, the local final salary pension scheme for non-academic staff, from 1st August 2018 and replace it with an inferior defined contribution scheme. However, after a robust and […]
Lets make sure it’s here for another 70 years!
We must learn lessons from this disaster and return our services to genuine public control
Read our latest guest blog from Henrietta Phillips at Thompsons Solicitors
22 April 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993
Thank you to all our amazing members who turned out and braved some terrible weather. You’re a credit to our union!
On 24 April, well over a hundred UNISON activists from across Britain came together in Brighton for a terrific day that not even the persistent drizzle could spoil. The Schools Support Staff Seminar is a mixture of workshops and talks, with this year’s special guest being Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education: […]
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a damning report on the issue of Multi-Academy Trust schools (MATs). The report – produced by a cross section of MPs – is highly critical of the MATs model, particularly in regard to the ‘unjustifiably high salaries’ of many senior staff. More than 100 trustees currently earn salaries […]
The first school featured in our new column is Wallace Fields Infant School in Ewell, Surrey
The council’s Labour team pledge to sign UNISON’s Ethical and residential care charters on May 7th Announcement made in Labour’s manifesto pledges for upcoming election Council will be first in country to sign up to Residential Care Charter Southampton City Council will join local authorities nationwide in signing up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, […]
On 7 April 2018 Surrey County UNISON came to Runnymede with banners held high and a message of hope
Failure to find sponsors raises questions over academisation process
There are a number of events and exhibitions being run by external organisations to celebrate Women’s History Month in 2018. Here’s a selection which you may be interested in with links to find out more. Information about the various talks and guided tours around Westminster throughout the year to celebrate 100 Years of the Vote […]
Thoughts on ‘The Winged Wheel Grave of Llandudno’ by Roger N. Bloor