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November 14th, 2019

A third of public service workers are worried they’ll lose their jobs due to technological innovation or government cuts, according to a UNISON survey published today (Thursday).

But one in ten feel additional training has protected them from the threat of redundancy, with staff feeling...

November 13th, 2019

Commenting on Labour plans published today (Wednesday) to eliminate the gender pay gap by 2030, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Public shaming hasn’t proved enough to curtail unequal pay so far.

“Proper enforceable sanctions and a clear end date will...

November 13th, 2019

UNISON has welcomed news that members at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University have succeeded in preventing their jobs being outsourced, after a unanimous strike vote in October, with action set for later this month.

The campus operations staff – including supervisors, security officers,...

November 12th, 2019

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that Labour plans to give the NHS £26bn in real-terms funding, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This rescue plan can’t come soon enough and will give hope to health service employees and patients across the UK....

November 11th, 2019

Health staff and social workers in Northern Ireland represented by UNISON have today (Monday) voted overwhelmingly for industrial action.

The ballot concentrated on safe staffing levels and pay parity, as health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain....