National News

November 9th, 2018

Scottish council workers have rejected the employers’ latest pay offer – 3% for those earning less than £80,000 a year – in a consultative ballot of UNISON members.

UNISON and the other Scottish local government joint unions meet today to discuss the results of all the unions’...

November 9th, 2018

School support staff are incredible. In communities across the UK they support and educate our children, providing a vast range of services that pupils benefit from and families rely upon.

That’s why this morning I was in Tottenham, to visit two fantastic schools – Brook and Willow. There...

November 9th, 2018

This morning I’ve been on the picket line with Sirona Care workers in Bath, where UNISON members are fighting cuts to their pay.

The incredible care workers – 90% of them women – who I joined at a rally outside Bath Guildhall last night and stood with this morning, are the kind of people...

November 8th, 2018

UNISON has declared victory in a dispute with the University of Bradford over its plans for 250 redundancies, following four days of strike action last week.

The university announced that 250 jobs were “at risk” of redundancy in June, sparking the industrial action process which...

November 7th, 2018

Responding to the latest figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on the numbers joining and leaving its register, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“The increase in nurses and midwives joining is woefully short of what’s needed.

“It’s yet more...