Workers rights under threat

Analysis by the Work Foundation shows that the rights of millions of workers in the UK are under threat, with a disproportionate impact on women.

Changes to Sick Note Requirements

Government announces temporary changes which mean, for some absences, you do not need a Fit Note until you have been off work for 28 days.

My Job, or My Life?

Adam Ridley came to us for help when his employer discriminated against him due to his long-term health condition. He won his claim and was awarded over £22,000.

Calling all FE and Sixth Form college members!

Want the chance to think about your own development away from the stress of daily working life? To meet like-minded colleagues from across the UK? To discuss how we can build the union to make your voice stronger?

Temporary Covid vaccination exemption could save hundreds of jobs

Under pressure due to the crisis in social care, the government has announced that staff can self-certify if they believe they have a medical exemption or if they are pregnant,

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.

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,

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In a major victory for UNISON and our members, the government has backed down and withdrawn plans for a £95k cap on exit payments in the public sector, following pressure from us.

Royal College of Midwives updates Covid advice for pregnant workers

Trade union representing Midwives and Maternity Support Workers confirms that employers must use pregnancy risk assessments to show how they are removing Covid risks for pregnant women at work.