Compulsory jabs is wrong approach

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

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.

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.

Dear Prime Minister – please don’t take our jobs off us!

The government has consulted on plans to stop care workers in nursing and residential homes from being able to have multiple jobs. Many low-paid care workers rely on multiple jobs to pay the bills. Covid has exposed the failings in our fragmented social care system which is why we need a national care service.

UNISON demo

Care workers must not pay the price

The government is proposing to ban care workers from having multiple jobs, despite many relying on second jobs due to low pay, low hours and casual contracts

UNISON demo

Winning for our members – £10,000 each for care workers denied travel time pay

UNISON has called on the government to end the practice of employers denying care staff wages for time spent travelling between visits to the sick and elderly, after UNISON won £100,000 back pay for 10 care workers.

Care after Covid – the time for talking is over

The time for talking is over. A national care service is the only way to prevent more deaths. We need a resilient system, like the NHS.