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January 24th, 2019

Speaking after his meeting with Theresa May in Downing Street this morning, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“As the UK’s biggest union we have a duty to speak up for 1.3 million public service employees and for working people everywhere.

“A ‘no-deal’...

January 23rd, 2019

UNISON has launched a consultative ballot of school support staff members in England as part of its Speak up for schools campaign.

UNISON represents around 250,000 school support staff across the UK and those members do fantastic work helping children learn, keeping them safe and healthy...

January 21st, 2019

Today, MPs are be debating a vital issue in Parliament. Of course they’re talking about Brexit, but that’s not the debate I mean. What I’m talking about is one of the many massive issues that aren’t getting the coverage they deserve.

I’m talking about the crisis in further education....

January 21st, 2019

Welcoming the Prime Minister’s announcement that the £65 fee for settled status is to be scrapped,UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This was the right thing to do. But it’s an idea that should never have seen the light of day in the first place. It’s a pity it...

January 21st, 2019

After weeks of fruitlessly flogging the dead horse of a dreadful withdrawal agreement, you’d think the prime minister would want to avoid crashing out of the EU with nothing to show for her efforts.

Yet she’s so weak, so fearful of the 100-plus MPs from her own party who want rid of her...