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.

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.

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.

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In a major victory for UNISON and our members, the government has backed down and withdrawn plans for a £95k cap on exit payments in the public sector, following pressure from us.

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.