National News

November 1st, 2018

In 2012, a school cleaner from Greenwich noticed an error in her pay, and despite being told by everyone she spoke to that she was mistaken, kept pushing for the problem to be fixed.

This week at a council meeting in Greenwich, Julie Stedman has been vindicated. The culmination of a six-...

October 31st, 2018

Five thousand part-time cleaners, teaching assistants, catering, administrative, school meal workers and other staff working for Greenwich Council are to receive pay outs that could amount to hundreds of pounds, following a five year legal battle over holiday pay, says UNISON today (Wednesday...

October 31st, 2018

Commenting on the government’s NHS violence reduction strategy announced today (Wednesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“NHS staff spend their working days caring and saving lives, and their safety should be paramount.

“No-one should be abused,...

October 31st, 2018

Low-paid working couples who receive benefits and whose children have left home will be denied a pay boost by the Chancellor, UNISON said today (Wednesday).

Childless people on universal credit will be losers too despite the increase announced in yesterday’s Budget to the work allowance...

October 29th, 2018

Over the past decade, austerity has caused untold damage to our communities and our public services. Our union has fought austerity every step of the way, using every weapon at our disposal.

We’ve now won the public debate on austerity – it’s widely recognised as a disaster. Even the...