National News

February 5th, 2019

Care support workers employed by the Alternative Futures Group (AFG) in the north west of England have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action in a ballot over the employer’s decision to cut back on sleep-in top-up payments.

The group’s existing plans will cost staff as much as £15 for...

February 5th, 2019

UNISON’s very own holiday resort is taking the lead and going green by taking massive steps and reducing its plastic consumption.

In news that would hearten Sir David Attenborough himself, the resort in beautiful Croyde, north Devon, has started the second year of a program of initiatives...

February 5th, 2019

UNISON has vowed to resist “pretty shabby” plans by Bangor University to cut the pensions of its lowest paid staff.

University management is proposing to cut its contribution to the pensions of its lowest paid staff, while leaving the workers’ contribution at the level they are now, and...

February 5th, 2019

Administrative staff, career advisors, science and art technicians, and library assistants working for Solihull Sixth Form College are to receive eight days additional pay a year as a result of mistakes made about the way public holiday pay was calculated.

UNISON negotiated the claims on...

February 1st, 2019

As many of us experience the coldest weather to date this winter spare a thought for those who have to work outdoors in sub-zero temperatures to keep our vital public services running.

UNISON head of health and safety Robert Baughan said: “Exposure to the cold can be a serious health and...