National News

February 19th, 2018

The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday).

Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to...

February 16th, 2018

It’s a crucial time in the social housing sector in England, with key policy developments and events including the Grenfell Tower tragedy all affecting the sector.

As part of the debate on the future of social housing, the Chartered Institute of Housing has launched a research project on...

February 15th, 2018

Earlier this week, UNISON signed a recognition agreement with Optivo – one of the largest housing associations in the UK with affordable homes in London, the South East and the Midlands.

I was pleased to sign the agreement in person alongside their chief executive Paul Hackett, and talk...

February 15th, 2018

UNISON to negotiate pay and conditions for staff at one of the UK’s largest housing associations

UNISON has signed a recognition agreement with one of the UK’s largest housing associations, Optivo Housing, allowing the union to negotiate pay and working conditions on...

February 15th, 2018

Commenting on new analysis from the TUC published today (Thursday), suggesting that more than half a million children from public sector families will be living in poverty by April, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Poor pay has left many public...