Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across the South East, according to new UNISON research.

Rental costs in the South East price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON

High rental costs mean many public service employees in the South East are spending over 60% of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents swallowing up over half their take home pay in the South East which is the second most expensive […]

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 […]

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 […]