National News

September 13th, 2019

Commenting today (Friday) on the news that energy company SSE is to sell its retail business to Ovo Energy, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Staff at SSE will understandably be concerned their jobs might go following the move. That’s why we’ll be...

September 13th, 2019

These are chaotic times. Parliament is suspended, there are battles in the courts and there’s the threat of a no-deal Brexit that never seems to fully go away.

On top of this, all the political parties seem to agree that a general election is coming. They just can’t decide when.


September 13th, 2019

Staff employed by Addaction in the North West took two days of strike action this week, in their struggle against broken promises over pay.

The 31 drug and alcohol support workers in Wigan and Leigh were previously employed by the NHS, but the service, which is commissioned by Wigan...

September 12th, 2019

The TUC Congress in Brighton came to a close yesterday. It was a fantastic one for our union, and especially for the incredible UNISON women leading the way. Throughout the week it’s been our delegates making the case for better public services, standing up for our communities and taking home...

September 11th, 2019

A major outsourcing firm is facing legal action after a contract change left some low-waged staff unable to pay their bills, says UNISON today (Wednesday).

More than 260 hospital and school workers across the country are taking ISS to an employment tribunal because a badly implemented...