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February 8th, 2018

With the collapse of Carillion and profit warnings from Capita, the government needs to urgently establish a new code of conduct for the delivery of public services by private companies, says UNISON today (Thursday).

UNISON’s preferred option is to bring services back in-house. But where...

February 7th, 2018


Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) that the University of Cambridge is to seek formal accreditation as a real living wage employer,

UNISON’s head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “Cambridge University’s commitment to give its lowest...

February 7th, 2018

UNISON has welcomed Cambridge University’s decision to become an accredited living wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation – a move that “needs to be replicated across all UK universities,” says the union’s head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman.

The living wage is calculated...

February 7th, 2018

It’s time to make UNISON voices heard with a massive show of strength on the streets of London, general secretary Dave Prentis told the union’s national executive council meeting in London today.

He urged a massive mobilisation of UNISON members for the TUC national demonstration planned...

February 7th, 2018


Commenting on research published today (Thursday) by disability charity Leonard Cheshire, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Rushed visits cause much distress to elderly and disabled people, and unnecessary stress to the care workers...