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Jobs saved at the Royal Surrey County Hospital following negotiations with UNISON

Seven jobs at risk of redundancy have been saved following negotiations between UNISON and Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH). As a result of Government cuts in the NHS and in an effort to reduce its £11.6m deficit, the hospital’s management team approached its non clinical services contractors asking them to save money by making redundancies. […]

How to improve homecare – a story from Reading

A short video on how UNISON is improving home care in Reading.

Agreement reached with MMD Shipping

Strike action was averted and an agreement reached with MMD Shipping Ltd after ongoing negotiations between UNISON and the employer resulted in a much-improved offer to members. For the last year, UNISON has been in discussion with MMD management to find changes in working practices that would improve MMD’s financial stability. The initial proposal by MMD […]

Minimum wage rates go up in April

The government has launched its campaign to raise awareness of the increase in national minimum wage rates – and the so-called national living wage – which will come into force on 1 April. The new rates are: 25 and over – £7.50 an hour; 21 to 24 – £7.05 an hour; 18 to 20 – […]

Nominations are open for 2017 NEC election

Nominations are now open for this years elections to the union’s national executive council (NEC), the senior body of the union made up of elected union members. The nomination period opened on Monday 9 January and will close at 5pm on Friday 10 February 2017. The NEC is made up of representatives of the union’s […]

UNISON calls for apology from council leader

UNISON the union representing staff at Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council have called for an apology to all council workers from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Dudley following inappropriate comments made at a recent Employment Panel Hearing. Councillors were debating the latest results of anonymous exit surveys carried out by the council which […]

Support your local food bank this Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger. Between April and September this year the Trussell Trust distributed more than 500,000 emergency food parcels to people in crisis –  over 188,500 of them to children. That means that for the […]

The government has spread the ‘jam’ far too thinly, says UNISON

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Despite all the rhetoric, the previous Chancellor’s austerity plan is still very much intact. There was precious little, if anything, for our beleaguered public services. “The government is spreading the ‘jam’ far too thinly. Public service workers and the health, education and local […]

Use unallocated business rates to ease the social care funding crisis

    The government could ease the social care crisis by handing back to councils in the South East millions in surplus cash raised from business rates, according to new figures published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. If local authorities in the South East were given back their share of business rates that have been collected […]

Work for UNISON: Southampton District Branch

Southampton District Branch is a dynamic cross sector branch based in the Centre of Southampton, with a main office in Southampton City Council offices. The Branch covers local government, further and higher education, schools, voluntary, community and the private sector. UNISON Southampton District Branch – Temporary Local Organiser Starting Salary £26,840 per annum, pay award […]

Region launches fair pay campaign

UNISON South East has launched a campaign for a fair living wage for all workers. UNISON and its predecessors were among the first organisations in the country to support the Living Wage. There are over 1,300 employers accredited as living wage employers by the Living Wage Foundation. The Scotland government has established the living wage […]