Women pension losers to lobby MPs on International Women’s Day, says UNISON

Women born in the 1950s who lost out on their state pension when the government made retirement age 65 for both men and women are lobbying MPs later today (Wednesday). The changes introduced in 1995 have affected approximately 2.6m women now in their late 50s and early to mid 60s, who’ve had barely any notice […]

International Women’s Day

Let’s make a difference! Make everyday International Women’s Day and do your bit to ensure that the future for girls around the world is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

Women’s History Month: Elizabeth Garret Anderson

Physician and feminist, Elizabeth Garet Anderson was the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain and the first female mayor in England.

Give all councils greater share of business rates to fund social care, says UNISON

All local authorities in England should be allowed to keep a greater share than they do currently of business rates so they can afford to fund social care properly, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union is urging the government to grant councils better terms along similar lines to a deal agreed earlier this month with […]

Jo Wagstaffe: Young members active in UNISON

Jo is a young member from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Justice branch. She is a member of the South East Young Members’ Forum and also sits on National Young Members’ Forum.

Dave Prentis tells conference ‘we will campaign against Trump’

Dave Prentis announces UNISON’s official support for Stop Trump UK as he speaks at the union’s women’s conference in Brighton

European citizens to lobby MPs over right to remain in UK post-Brexit

Nurses, social workers and teaching assistants will be among EU citizens who will today (Monday) lobby MPs over their right to remain in the UK. The lobby is aimed at urging the government to guarantee immediately that these citizens will be able to stay post-Brexit. There are more than three million EU citizens living in […]

Big changes at the 2017 Regional Council AGM

UNISON delegates say ‘Dump Trump’ in message of solidarity to people around the world standing united against the politics of hate

Care firms shamed are just the tip of the iceberg, says UNISON

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today (Wednesday) named 360 businesses who underpaid 15,520 workers a total of £995,233, with employers in the hairdressing, hospitality and retail sectors the most prolific offenders. As well as recovering arrears for some of the UK’s lowest paid workers, HMRC issued penalties worth around £800,000. For the […]

LGBT History Month: Remembering the gay man who saved 17 million lives

“[Alan Turing] was and is a hero of all time…a man who is a gay icon, who didn’t deny his nature, his being, and for that he suffered. … This is a story that celebrates him, that celebrates outsiders; it celebrates anybody who’s ever felt different and ostracized and ever suffered prejudice.”

East Surrey Hospital- Car Parking Charges

UNISON believes introducing the increase in charges with such a short notice period does not give members and staff ample time to prepare for such a rise.

One Day Without Us

On Monday February 20, to coincide with UN World Day of Social Justice, a migrant group call “One Day without Us” is inviting for 24 hours migrants from inside and outside the European Union, and everyone who supports them, to celebrate the contribution that migrants make to British Society. They are not asking people to […]

LGBT History Month: 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act

“I ask those [homosexuals] to show their thanks by comporting themselves quietly… any form of public flaunting would be utterly distasteful… [And] make the sponsors of this bill regret that they had done what they had done” – Lord Arran (quoted during Royal Assent of the bill by The Times newspaper on 28 July 1967)

The government should admit tribunal fees were a mistake, says UNISON

The government’s decision to demand a fee from anyone taking their employer to court was ill-judged, has failed to save the taxpayer money, and prevented thousands of badly treated workers from getting justice, says UNISON. The government’s long-awaited review of the impact of fees has been published, and shows a 70% drop in the number of cases taken […]

Support EU citizens’ right to remain day of action

Join UNISON, in co-ordination with the New Europeans and the3million’s in the EU Right to Remain day of action.