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June 25th, 2018

The brave battle of UNISON’s health members against NHS outsourcing was brought into the spotlight in Brighton last week.

Some of the Wigan hospital cleaners, catering staff and porters who are striking against plans to transfer them to a wholly owned subsidiary were applauded by the...

June 22nd, 2018

A UNISON investigation has found that parking outside work is becoming more and more of a problem for NHS staff in England.

“I have been nursing for 38 years and I am getting stressed and angry as I leave for work wondering if I will get parked” – UNISON member

June 22nd, 2018

Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Friday) in Brighton, shadow secretary of state for education Angela Rayner MP said:

“I became who I am today thanks to this union.  Because I wasn’t born in to the movement – I was made in it.  That is why I am so...

June 22nd, 2018

Cutting income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £11.1bn over the past sixyears, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday).

The government’s decision to reduce the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p in April 2013...

June 22nd, 2018

Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims for a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today.

These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the...