Standing up for social workers

On World Social Work Day, UNISON launched our manifesto for social workers.

Employers refuse to reopen pay talks

Local government employers refuse to reopen discussions on pay despite 80% rejection of 1.75%.

School and council workers deserve a better pay rise

UNISON, along with GMB and Unite, are to move to a national strike ballot following the overwhelming rejection of the 1.75% pay offer which is another real-terms pay cut for our members.

Improve local government pay offer or face strike action

79%, or 4 out of 5, of our members working in local government and schools have voted to reject the derisory pay offer, which would be another pay cut in real-terms.

Prime Minister must intervene in local government pay

Prime Minister must now intervene to ensure a fully funded pay rise for council workers and school support staff.

Local government and schools pay update

Local government employers decide not to work with us to fight for more money from the government.

Councils in tourist hotspots overwhelmed by litter

Government must act to give local councils the money they need to keep our communities clean and tidy.

Compulsory jabs is wrong approach

UNISON supports the vaccination programme, but evidence suggests persuasion is better than compulsion.

Branch asks local councillors to support pay claim

We have written to all our district and county councillors to explain our pay claim for 2021 and to ask for their support.

Supreme Court blow for care workers

Supreme Court rules that care workers who provide ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not entitled to the legal minimum wage.