National News

September 2nd, 2016

The recent exposure of the scale of the government’s toxic healthcare privatisation plans has reignited the debate on in whose interest should the NHS be run – patients or shareholders.

NHS deficits, caused in part by extortionate Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes, are providing...

September 1st, 2016

The UK government needs to rethink its agenda of promoting privatisation in the global South, especially in healthcare, says UNISON.

As MPs and ministers, including new international development secretary Piti Patel, return from their summer breaks, the union is urging her department to...

August 31st, 2016

I’ve said it many times before, but it’s worth repeating – nobody goes on strike on a whim. Nobody takes industrial action without a great deal of thought. Nobody loses pay and takes on their employers without good cause.

That’s certainly the case for our higher education members who are...

August 31st, 2016

UNISON members across Scotland’s 20 further education colleges will take strike action on Tuesday 6 September, the union announced today.

“Striking is a last resort, but we will support our members in every way possible to achieve the same fair and reasonable pay settlement as already...

August 31st, 2016

Higher education members are beginning a ballot for strike action after the employers failed to improve a 1.1% pay offer for the majority of staff.

UNISON’s higher education service group executive is recommending that members vote ‘yes’ for strike action in the vote, which runs until 19...