National News

May 22nd, 2019

Commenting on the news that British Steel has been placed in compulsory  liquidation today (Wednesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“The collapse of British Steel and the threat of thousands of job losses is devastating news.

“It’s not just those...

May 20th, 2019

Staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will vote on whether to take industrial action after the announcement of the privatisation of some of its services.

The UNISON ballot opens today (Monday) and comes after the Trust said hospital staff, including...

May 20th, 2019

UNISON has given a limited welcome to the government’s announcement that all offender management work currently carried out by private companies will return to the public sector when  contracts come to an end in the spring of 2021.

The community rehabilitation company (CRC) contracts were...

May 20th, 2019

UNISON members working in 13 further education colleges in England have voted in a ballot for a pay rise.

Although they voted in favour of strike action in nine of these colleges, turnout was not enough to meet the threshold for strikes set out in the 2017 Trade Union Act.


May 17th, 2019

Staff employed by the multinational outsourcing company ISS at Liverpool Royal and Broad Green hospitals are planning to take strike action from Thursday 30 May.

The staff work as catering, cleaning and portering staff and most are paid only the minimum wage rate of £8.21 an hour. The...