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UNISON campaign wins living wage at Cornwall Council

UNISON are thrilled that Cornwall Councillors voted at the full council meeting to re-instate the Living Wage Foundation pay rate for staff at the bottom of the pay structure – the majority being women.  In a joint campaign between the Trade Unions and the Labour Party, councillors were persuaded that Cornwall Council needed to continue […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

Let us work for a better future: Drop the Trade Union Bill

Date
6 July 2015 – 4 May 2016

Trade unions are a force for good in society – the Government must stop its attack on working people and focus on the real problems.

Campaign on the UNISON South West site.

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)

Date
1 January 2017 – 1 January 2018

NHS organisations across England are currently working together to produce sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). What are sustainability and transformation plans? Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are five-year local plans for health and care services. They are being developed by 44 geographical areas, or ‘footprints’, covering England. NHS organisations, local authorities and other health and […]

Campaign on the UNISON South East site.

Cap it!

Date
1 September 2016 – 31 January 2018

The South East Young Members’ Forum has launched a campaign aimed at persuading the government to introduce rent capping in the South East. The South East has the second highest median rents, where private rental properties cost an average of £852 per month. The median rental values in London and the South East have grown […]

Campaign on the UNISON South East site.

Proud to be in UNISON

Date
19 January 2017 – 31 December 2018

UNISON South East has launched a campaign to celebrate everything good about being a UNISON member. Trade unions have a long history of campaigning and organising around issues that affect all spheres of life; here our members tell us why they are proud to be part of the union movement and #proudtobeinUNISON

Campaign on the UNISON South East site.

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 […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON responds to ONS report on pay in real terms

Union says report will come as a surprise to those struggling to make ends meet

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for action to stop library closures

Reports reveals that many councils are in danger of failing in their legal obligations to provide a library service

Article on the UNISON National site.

Cuts put young people at risk on bonfire night, says UNISON

Austerity agenda has seen cuts to trading standards, and to the number of age-restricted test purchases, says the union

Article on the UNISON National site.

Pension-funded house building might face legal challenge

As Future Homes Commission suggests pension funds could pay for massive private housing projects, UNISON reminds government funds must be invested in best interests of members.

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to Birmingham budget cuts

As Birmingham City Council announces cuts of £120 million next year, UNISON to ask the Labour Council to campaign jointly for a fair deal for the city

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON condemns rising cost of Health and Social Care Act

Cost of implementing the legislation has risen another £300m, bringing the latest cost to taxpayers to between £1.5bn and £1.6bn

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON launches hard-hitting new ad campaign

‘People before profits’ is the message behind a new advertising campaign, designed to warn people about the dangers lurking in government plans to privatise more public services

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON accuses government over council tax increases

Governments cuts agenda is strangling local authorities and hitting the poorest hardest

Article on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to trading standards put people at risk, says UNISON

Heavy cuts to the workforce are putting services under strain and loan sharks are taking advantage

Article on the UNISON National site.