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November 22nd, 2017

Commenting on the Budget today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Chancellor says he wants to make Britain ‘fit for the future’ – but his deeply disappointing Budget has left public services gasping for air.

“All public sector workers needed a...

November 21st, 2017

The Government has launched a consultation to seek views on the policy and proposed regulations for how costs and charge information should be published and made available to members of Defined Contribution pension schemes.

Costs and charges are applied when your pension contributions are...

November 21st, 2017

The Trade Union Act means all new members will be required to opt-in to the political fund, rather than have the choice to opt out, which is currently the case.

This second round consultation invites comments on where the union has got to in developing a system that complies with the Act...

November 20th, 2017

Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that energy company Centrica/British Gas is to phase out standard variable tariffs (SVT) for its customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said:

“This should be welcome news for both British Gas...

November 20th, 2017

When it comes to austerity, the Conservatives have often argued that “there is no alternative”. When he was Chancellor, George Osborne inflicted painful spending cuts on our country, our communities and our public services.

Now, of course, George Osborne has sought to reinvent himself as...