National News

June 22nd, 2018

Commenting on the report Transforming Rehabilitation published today (Friday) by the Justice Select Committee, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said:

“This shows the government’s probation reforms have failed and must be replaced.

“Her Majesty’s Prisons and...

June 21st, 2018

Children as young as 12 are routinely taken from their homes at gunpoint then blindfolded, bound and shackled, UNISON’s national delegate conference heard in a passionate and sobering debate on the detention of Palestinian children.

Many UNISON members gave informed and moving speeches on...

June 21st, 2018

UNISON is calling on the current and future governments to renew a commitment to race equality at work and in the wider society.

The demand comes as the UK is gripped by “an increasingly toxic debate around migration and race, creating an even more hostile environment for migrant and...

June 21st, 2018

“I congratulate you on your new duchess. I’m also a proud African American woman with a passion for justice, though I have a little more experience than she does.”

American trade unionist Dr Lorretta Johnson began her speech to UNISON’s national conference today with humour, but she moved...

June 21st, 2018

UNISON must fight for a workers’ Brexit’ that will ensure that hard-won human and workers’ rights are not lost when the UK leaves Europe, Brighton delegates agreed this week.

The union’s national delegate conferency also reiterated its desire for parliament to be central to the exit...