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.

Government confirms one council for North Yorkshire

The government has announced it has opted for one unitary council to replace existing councils in North Yorkshire from April 2023.

Parliament approves mandatory vaccination for first time since 1853

Parliament has approved regulations that will make Covid vaccination compulsory for people who work in care homes.

Unions call on government to recognise Long-Covid

TUC calls on the government to officially recognise Long Covid as a long-term health condition under the Equality Act 2010.

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.

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,