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June 20th, 2018

“Research shows that you don’t join a union by the time you’re 25, you’re much less likely to join one later in life,” UNISON national young members forum chair Kendal Bromley-Bewes told delegates at the union’s national delegate conference this morning.

She was introducing a motion on...

June 19th, 2018

Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us.

“UNISON was born in...

June 19th, 2018

“As it prepares to turn 70, the NHS is coming towards the worst decade in its existence as far as funding goes,” began the discussion of health and social care.

The mover of the motion said that, “services have been repeatedly run down by a government that prefers tax cuts for the wealthy...

June 19th, 2018

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis began his speech to conference by introducing member Michael Braithwaite, who lost his job due to the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy, and who was present in the hall.

–”Not only is the UK your home,” he said to Michael, “Your union, UNISON...

June 19th, 2018

UNISON vowed to support members in Northern Ireland and the union’s structures in the nation to defend the Good Friday Agreement and work for human rights, when its national delegate conference opened for business in Brighton this morning.

Motions on delivering on the promise of the...