National News

December 11th, 2018

January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses.


December 10th, 2018

The government is being urged to lower the retirement age for ambulance staff to bring them into line with other emergency services workers, says UNISON today (Monday).

Paramedics will this afternoon travel to Whitehall to hand the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock a petition...

December 7th, 2018

School support staff in England will be asked whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the way central government cuts are affecting their jobs and employment.

UNISON will hold an on-line indicative ballot in January, asking school workers across England about the issue....

December 7th, 2018

UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation means that some seats on elected bodies, including the NEC, are reserved for women and low-paid members, so that the make-up fairly represents the wider union.

The definition of “low paid” reflects the median gross weekly...

December 7th, 2018

Cash-strapped police forces are filling some key job vacancies with unpaid volunteers amid ongoing cutbacks, says a report published today (Friday) by UNISON.

The number of police support volunteers (PSVs) being used across England and Wales has soared to more than 6,000 – the equivalent...