National News

August 19th, 2016

A Labour MP is to raise the issue of workers’ rights post-Brexit with a private members’ bill on the first day of Parliament’s return from its summer recess.

UNISON is asking its members to lobby their MPs and urge them to back Melanie Onn’s Workers’ Rights (Maintenance of EU Standards)...

August 19th, 2016

UNISON is leading the campaign to stop the closure of children’s services across Bolton, after the council unveiled plans to slash the number of centres in the town by two thirds.

If passed, the plan would mean 13 buildings no longer operate a children’s centre.

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August 18th, 2016

What do you know about Sports Direct? That it’s owned by Newcastle United Chairman Mike Ashley? That there always seems to be a sale on? Perhaps you used to own one of their enormous mugs?

If you’re reading this you’re probably just as likely to know them for their famously poor...

August 18th, 2016

Scotland’s college employers will have one more chance to avoid strikes by support workers at negotiations scheduled for later this month, after UNISON members voted for strike action in a dispute over pay.

College lecturers were offered a £400 flat-rate pay increase – but employers only...

August 18th, 2016

Just how much have workers in higher education lost through years of no or very low pay rises?

A new online calculator now means UNISON members in universities and other higher education institutions across the UK can find out exactly how much years of a near pay freeze have cost them –...