National News

November 5th, 2018

The living wage has risen to £9 an hour across the UK and £10.55 an hour in London, where the cost of living is higher.

The living wage is a figure produced by the Living Wage Foundation to reflect the “real cost of living in the UK and London.” It is calculated to provide enough for a...

November 5th, 2018

The results of the 2018 NEC Greater London region reserved by-election is now available.

Jo-Ann Marren has been elected unopposed to the Greater London Region reserved seat and will take up the position immediately.

Any query regarding this information or this election should be...

November 5th, 2018

Responding to the announcement today (Monday) that the real living wage is to increase nationally to £9 an hour and to £10.55 in London, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“The vast majority of local authority and NHS staff are now getting the living wage. This...

November 2nd, 2018

Hundreds of people will march from the British Library to Parliament Square tomorrow (Saturday) to call for an end to the cuts hitting the arts and libraries across the country.

Members of UNISON, along with those from PCS and UNITE, will march past cultural landmarks in the capital in...

November 2nd, 2018

Next year is the bicentenary of one of the most shameful episodes in English history – the Peterloo Massacre, in which 15 people were killed and hundreds seriously injured when sabre-wielding cavalry charged into a peaceful rally in Manchester, where working people were demanding the right to...