Pension scheme saved at University of Southampton

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 […]

Our NHS at 70 – time to celebrate and defend

Lets make sure it’s here for another 70 years!

‘Reckless, hubris, greedy’ – the sorry tale of Carillion’s collapse

We must learn lessons from this disaster and return our services to genuine public control

Feeding fat cats – the government wants to penalise the innocent

Read our latest guest blog from Henrietta Phillips at Thompsons Solicitors

Remembering Stephen Lawrence

22 April 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993

UNISON steps up for public services

Thank you to all our amazing members who turned out and braved some terrible weather. You’re a credit to our union!

School Support Staff Seminar a roaring success

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: […]

Multi-Academy Trust Schools Slammed by MP’s

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 […]

Your School In Focus: Wallace Fields Infant

The first school featured in our new column is Wallace Fields Infant School in Ewell, Surrey

Southampton City Council Commits to UNISON Care Charter

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, […]

Bringing UNISON’s Pay Up Now! message into the birthplace of our democracy

On 7 April 2018 Surrey County UNISON came to Runnymede with banners held high and a message of hope

Surrey schools in danger of closure

Failure to find sponsors raises questions over academisation process

External Women’s History Events

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 […]

Guest blog from Women’s Committee chair Serena Powis

Thoughts on ‘The Winged Wheel Grave of Llandudno’ by Roger N. Bloor

There for You needs you!

UNISON’s welfare charity is holding an election to find six trustees to direct its work