National News

February 1st, 2019

A library assistant and UNISON branch treasurer has won another victory in the union’s battle to ensure that term-time members in education are being paid their due.

Julie Robinson discovered that the term-time staff at Solihull Sixth Form College were not receiving payment in respect of...

January 31st, 2019

Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that 900 roles are to be lost at npower this year, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said:

“This is grim news and means an anxious few months for staff across the company.

“But it’s just the tip of the iceberg...

January 31st, 2019

Responding to NHS England’s plans, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It can make all the difference to patients if they have access to the skills of staff like paramedics, physios and physician associates. But it’s far from clear where these extra people will be found....

January 31st, 2019

More than 300 staff at the University of Bath are set to benefit from a pay rise this spring, after UNISON and the university worked together to ensure that the latter can now call itself an accredited living wage employer.

Set to take effect in April, it means that all workers in the...

January 31st, 2019

January may have ended with a cold snap for much of the country – but that didn’t stop UNISON starting the new year with a firm eye on the future, for both our planet and of our union.

We joined fellow energy unions GMB, Prospect and Unite in ...