National News

July 16th, 2018

Nicole Stanfield Caile writes:

In June, myself and other care workers were given the opportunity, through UNISON, to meet at Parliament with Barbara Keeley, shadow cabinet minister for social care and mental health.

I was invited because I had taken part in the development of the...

July 16th, 2018

Talks are continuing this week in the East Dunbartonshire recycling and waste dispute after significant progress was made and planned industrial action last week was called off.

After industrial action was taken from 21 to 26 June, UNISON together with Unite and GMB suspended strike...

July 13th, 2018

In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. This rise in rents combined with pay cuts has resulted in a situation that, for many, is simply unsustainable.

UNISON has investigated just how much public sector...

July 13th, 2018

The legal decision today (Friday) not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON.

Today’s Court of Appeal judgment in favour of Mencap overturns a previous ruling at an...

July 12th, 2018

This year, our union celebrates an important milestone: our 25th anniversary. Formed by the merger of three great unions – NALGO, NUPE and COHSE – we were told that our efforts were doomed to failure. We were told that UNISON would not work.

In the years since, UNISON’s downfall has been...