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Blog: Crisis in social care

UNISON has published the results of a survey taken by social workers. The results, while not surprising, confirm our concerns about the current state of social care. Social workers say they are no longer able to do their jobs effectively because of years of repeated cuts that have created a crisis in the sector. You […]

Blogs on the UNISON Northern site.

Remarkable progress for the Labour Party across the South East

Commenting today (Thursday) on the results of the 2017 general election, UNISON South East regional secretary Maggi Ferncombe said:   “The result of the general election shows remarkable progress for the Labour Party across the South East.   “On Thursday last week, the number of seats held by Labour doubled. At the same time, the winning majorities […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Unravelling the myths about austerity

There are many myths about the cuts and the need for austerity – here, we’ve picked out four of the main ones

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Regional Blog

Page on the UNISON South East site.

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In September this year we won over £159.840 for our members

Blogs on the UNISON West Midlands site.

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In July this year we won over £87,417 for our members

Blogs on the UNISON West Midlands site.

An attack we’ve seen off before

Trying to stop nurses, care workers, teaching assistants, hospital cleaners and town hall staff from paying their union subs directly from their wages is an attack we’ve defeated before and one which we will overcome again.

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Stonewall 50 years on – Guest post by Craig and Sophie

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. A milestone in LGBT+ history when people began the fight back against societal and legislative oppression and bigotry. A lot has happened in the 50 years that have passed.  Homosexuality has been decriminalised in many countries around the world, 139 countries/states since 1969 alone. Protection from […]

Blogs on the UNISON Northern site.

We’ll support the police staff who keep our homes safe

Experience after experience has shown that privatisation is a false economy

Article, General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Tricks but no treats

Join us on Monday to stop this nightmare that is the Trade Union Bill

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Durham Miners Gala

It was a huge honour to be invited by the  Durham Miners Association to address the Big Meeting on Saturday, especially when that meant sharing the platform with so many great speakers and representatives of our movement. In particular, it was a pleasure to be alongside Angela Rayner and Jeremy Corbyn – two great UNISON […]

Blogs on the UNISON Northern site.

Bank of England’s Chief Economist visits UNISON West Midlands

On Monday 27th November activists and officials from UNISON West Midlands met Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist. Mr Haldane is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee that sets interest rates. This visit was part of a UK wide tour by Mr Haldane designed to improve communications between the Bank of England […]

Blogs on the UNISON West Midlands site.

A challenging year

It’s the start of a new year: and a challenging one for UNISON members, the services they provide, and for the union

Article, General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Standing with our LGBT members

From criminalisation to celebration, it’s quite a journey – and there’s still a long way to go

Article, General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Lords tax credits vote is an important first step

The vote on tax credits is a tremendous win for ordinary people struggling to get by on low pay – but it’s only a beginning

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.