National News

April 4th, 2018

Cho Sung-deok has spent a year in prison because of his trade union activity.

Mr Cho is a former airport security guard and vice president of the Korean Public & Social Services and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU).

In his role as a guard at Incheon International airport, he was...

April 3rd, 2018

Recycling workers working for FCC Environment in Hull have started two weeks of strike action for decent pay sick pay, and are asking for donations to their hardship fund.

The 14-day strike, which started on 29 March, is the second round of action, following a week-long strike at the...

March 29th, 2018

Over the past decade, public services have suffered under successive governments. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost, services have had round after round of cuts and UNISON members have had to do more with less – both at work and in their pay packets.

Throughout this time,...

March 29th, 2018

NHS breakthrough

Never let anyone say that campaigning and perseverance don’t make a difference.

UNISON’s fight to make the government act positively across public service pay has been long and hard. And it’s not over yet. But this month the union was in the news...

March 27th, 2018

UK-wide pay talks for higher education got under way yesterday, involving employers and all five unions: UNISON, Unite, GMB and academic unions UCU and EIS.

Although no offer has been tabled, UNISON described the discussions as “constructive” and all parties have said they intend to make...