Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

Coronavirus: Your rights at work

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. You can find the latest information on the UNISON national website here… Useful external sites… Government advice ACAS Coronavirus and claiming benefit (Universal Credit website)

5 things UNISON are doing for young workers

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Council workers protest about low pay prior to pay talks

Proper funding for local authorities is needed in order to protect jobs, pay staff properly. The unions have tabled a pay claim calling for a 10 per cent increase for all staff and for a minimum rate of £10 per hour. They are also calling for a two hour reduction in the working week (with […]

Going for growth

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Going from strength to strength

”UNISON is going from strength to strength,” the union’s national executive council heard at its meeting in London today. “We are continuing to grow, with membership increasing by 8,413 so far this year,” general secretary Dave Prentis told the meeting. He noted that the biggest growth occurred during the week of the Labour Party conference […]

Health and social care ‘on its knees’

Report highlights devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care. Commenting on a report published today (Tuesday) by NHS Providers, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The report highlights the devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care. It lays bare the damaging effect […]

Legal protection for those who protect

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May is bloomin’ magic as our wins grow

From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too.

It was bloomin’ lovely for UNISON in May, with fresh growth and a bevy of brilliant wins across the union.

Watch our film about our glorious members

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born.

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished union.