‘One job’ rule without pay pledge could plunge care staff into poverty

Government must guarantee staff can work additional hours or get compensation for lost wages

Divide and rule won’t help the economic recovery, says UNISON 

Chancellor’s plan is austerity plain and simple

Pay restraint is a ‘slap in the face’ for everyone that made sacrifices in the pandemic

Staff need pay rise to maintain morale, says UNISON

Cummings and goings

In normal circumstances, the political turmoil of a government and their advisors would not be ‘breaking news’, and I wouldn’t feel any compulsion to discuss it. Not so the case of Dominic Cummings. There has never been a more divisive special adviser to the Prime Minister than him.  From the lies that helped achieve the ‘leave’ vote in the 2016 EU referendum, to flouting the Covid national lockdown rules set by […]

Asked to give so much, on behalf of so many

As we head into the second lockdown, I have nothing but admiration and absolute pride in UNISON members

During the biggest economic and employment crisis in a generation, we must save union learning

With redundancies rising, the need to retrain and upskill has never been greater

Surviving the pandemic and shielding my family

We meet Georgie, a 27 year old Support Worker who had to move out of her home to protect her family during the first wave of the pandemic

Covid vaccine roll-out must not involve private firms

There must be no repeat of test and trace foul-ups

​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s Covid fears

The stakes are too high for employers to get this wrong, says UNISON

Petition launches to get COVID tests for all education staff

Westminster government’s testing priority list only includes ‘teachers’ for education in England, forgetting the rest of the education team

Too little, too late?

The announcement of a replacement for the furlough scheme this week is welcomed, but have they gone far enough to stop the spread of the virus, and protect jobs?

Government must do more to keep schools open and safe

Joint unions for school staff write to education secretary

Care funding must get through to those who need it, says UNISON

Ministers must get tough with care employers

A mixture of relief and anxiety

It’s back to school, but far from ‘back to normal’ for UNISON members and the wider community

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON

A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and paramedics – says this rise is the equivalent of around £1 an hour […]