Probation staff need a pay rise!

The joint trade unions within the Probation Service have lodged a three-year pay claim on behalf of our members as inflation heads towards 10%.

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.

Local government and schools pay update

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

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.

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In a major victory for UNISON and our members, the government has backed down and withdrawn plans for a £95k cap on exit payments in the public sector, following pressure from us.

Extra bank holiday for 2022

The government has announced an extra bank holiday in 2022. Moving the late spring bank holiday will mean a long weekend with Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June becoming bank holidays.

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.

NJC Pay Award for Local Government Workers Confirmed

Local government members vote to accept the 2020/21 pay award of 2.75% back dated to 1 April 2020.

Winning for our members – pregnant care worker wins £1,800 in unpaid wages

Care worker wins £1,826 in unpaid wages after being unable to work due to her pregnancy and COVID-19.