National News

August 14th, 2018

By-elections are due to be held for 59 seats on the union’s service group executives or SGEs.

The nomination period will open on Monday 10 September 2018 and close at 5pm on Friday 19 October 2018. Procedures and nomination forms will be available to download from the UNISON website from...

August 13th, 2018

MPs are looking into pension fund costs and charges, and UNISON is asking members to fill in a survey on their pensions.

This will help provide information to be included in the union’s submission to the to the Commons work and pensions select committee, which is carrying out the inquiry...

August 10th, 2018

Do you have any views on how to make longer tenancies easier in England’s privately rented housing sector? Well UNISON is asking you to share them with the government.

Westminster’s department of housing, communities and local government is in the middle of a consultation over proposals...

August 10th, 2018

Millions of people on low incomes struggle to get by. They have little in savings. They budget weekly or monthly.

They just about manage, but they worry about the cost of living. Any unplanned financial changes – emergency car repairs, broken household appliances or a large gas bill – can...

August 9th, 2018

Last month the Court of Appeal delivered a ruling that was a hammer blow for thousands of care workers who work sleep-in shifts. The court has denied them the hourly minimum pay that is the very least that they deserve.

In the aftermath of that ruling, we made a commitment to those care...