Election time – make sure your voice is heard!

Our union is proud to be a member-led, democratic union. Members are being encouraged to take part in elections to the National Executive Council, with ballot papers out now.

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.

Jab or Job?

Some employers are seeking to make it a condition of employment to have the COVID-19 vaccination. Our solicitors explain what your right are in this area,

Dismay as local government and schools pay talks are put on hold

School and local government workers on the frontline of the Covid response are due a pay rise on 1 April, but the employers have put talks on hold until after the local elections in may.

Big win for UNISON as government throws out exit payment cap

In a major victory for UNISON and our members, the government has backed down and withdrawn plans for a £95k cap on exit payments in the public sector, following pressure from us.

North Yorkshire Covid outbreak following mass movement of army recruits

Hundreds of young soldiers have returned to the Army Foundation College, near Harrogate, and there has now been an outbreak of Covid. We have raised our concerns directly with the Government. our new General Secretary and Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary have also taken up the case.

Christina McAnea elected our new General Secretary

Christina McAnea has been elected as general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union.

Lockdown? What Lockdown? Unions demand answers on number of children in schools

UNISON and NEU demand answers from Education Secretary about the number of children being allowed to attend schools during the lockdown, and also correct statements he made about our advice to members.

Carers need support, not just applause

UNISON has welcomed the return of clap for carers this week, but we urge both the public and politicians to start focussing more on pay and practical support than applause and appreciation.

Library staff ‘scared and stressed’ about having to work during lockdown

UNISON has called for libraries to stay completely closed, to protect library workers and their families.