When members can’t come to you, go to them

This summer, UNISON members successfully secured meaningful pay rises in the NHS; but members elsewhere are getting ready to fight for real terms pay rises and a deal that recognises long term pay cuts. Higher education workers across England are being consulted on their pay offer, with a view to rejecting it. The campaigns run […]

Bringing UNISON’s Pay Up Now! message into the birthplace of our democracy

They came to call for a decent pay rise for public service workers, a minimum wage of £10 per hour for all, and an end to cuts and austerity. Coordinated by Surrey County branch, on 7 April 2018, UNISON members and supporters marched and rallied in Runnymede: the constituency of Chancellor Philip Hammond and the […]

Campaigning and networking at Regional Strategy Weekend 2017

This year’s Regional Strategy Weekend took place on 29 and 30 September at the Arora Hotel in Crawley. 90 delegates from across the length and breadth of the South East came together to find out more about UNISON’s priority campaigns and plan our activity for the year ahead. We were joined by Angela Rayner MP […]

Telling parliament that government needs to Pay Up Now!

UNISON members from across the country recently met with their Members of Parliament to explain to them why it was so important to urgently reverse the real world pay cuts that public service workers have suffered since 2010. Two of the members who took part in the Pay Up Now! lobby were Jenny Ford and […]

Why public service employers should Pay Up Now!

The first two weeks of October saw UNISON branches across the region organise events to promote the work they do locally and to call for an end to the government’s pay cap. This cap means that the average public sector worker has seen a pay increase of just 4.4% between 2010-2016 – in real terms, […]

The timeline of a crime

You call 999, you’re put through to someone, the police arrive. If you’ve ever had to report a crime, those may be the only stages you’re aware of. But behind the scenes a whole machine is working to address the situation, keep you safe and investigate. Though police officers are the face of that machine, […]

Pay cap must be lifted for police staff too, say unions

The government needs to come up with the cash to fund a decent pay rise for police staff this year or jobs and services will be cut, the GMB, UNISON and Unite have warned today (Monday). Police employers have said that without extra money from the Home Office, they are not in a position to make […]

Sign. Share. Scrap.

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the pay cap is getting close to the 100,000-signature mark. Over 73,000 people have signed the petition on the government website in less than two weeks; if it reaches the 100,000-mark the government will be under significant pressure to debate the issue and scrap the cap. UNISON […]

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON

Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “They’ve suffered years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen […]

UNISON disappointed by pay offer for colleges in England

UNISON has today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do little […]

Pay Up Now: We need all UNISON members involved

It may now be August and summer is well under way, but for our major pay campaign – Pay Up Now – it’s still full steam ahead. We’re fighting for all public sector workers to get the pay rise you need and deserve, so there won’t be any let up in the campaign until the […]