National News

April 9th, 2018

UNISON has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to curb the use of zero-hours contracts for thousands of homecare workers.

Care providers are now required to give homecare workers a choice of contract after a three-month period of employment.

New regulations also oblige those...

April 6th, 2018

Commenting on plans that would see a parliamentary debate after Easter recess on government plans to scrap postgraduate student nursing bursaries, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: 

“The government needs to admit it got this one very wrong.


April 5th, 2018

A new study shows that as many as 1,000 Sure Start children’s centres may have been closed since 2010, double the government’s official estimate.

The Sutton Trust found that confusion over identifying individual centres and how changes were reported meant the figure of 500 closures was a...

April 5th, 2018

You may have seen in the news that violent crime is increasing. To tackle it we need strong police forces, but is that what we have?

UNISON has investigated the changing workforce in the 43 police forces in England and Wales. We’ve looked at police officers, but also police staff, because...

April 5th, 2018

It was a huge pleasure to be in Ebbw Vale yesterday to celebrate Blaenau Gwent Council signing our Ethical Care Charter – the first Welsh council to sign.

Every council which signs the charter means more UNISON members gaining guarantees about their rights and their pay – and better care...