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July 15th, 2019

Dow you know a social workers whose contribution deserves national recognition? Entries for the 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards are currently open – but close at midnight on Friday 19 July.

Now in their thirteenth year, the Social Worker of the Year Awards aim to give recognition to...

July 15th, 2019

“It was a wonderful day as always at the Big Meeting – and an honour to address the Miners’ Gala again, standing against austerity and for properly funded public services,” UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said of his trip to Durham at the weekend.

The union has been a long-time...

July 11th, 2019

June got under way as the end to our Go for Growth month confirmed that UNISON has grown again … we’re positively bustin’ out all over! It’s a good thing we don’t have to buy a new wardrobe, what with all these growth spurts!

The union was among those taking to the streets of London to...

July 9th, 2019

Think you’re not a numbers person?

Many of us say we’re not – but numbers play a big part in all our lives. Understanding how they work can have a hugely positive impact.

Whether  finding a new job or getting a promotion, managing debt or getting a better handle on...

July 8th, 2019

UNISON members working in higher education are to be asked to vote for strike action over pay in a national ballot starting in September.

The move comes after they rejected the employers’ final pay offer in a consultative ballot. For most staff, this would see a pay increase of just 1.8...