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REMINDER: Care Workers Seminar, Friday 5 July 2019

UNISON is holding a social care seminar for members from across the UK on Friday 5 July 2019 at the UNISON Centre in London. UNISON members delivering frontline services across the whole range of adult social care settings are invited to attend. The seminar is open to all social care members whether they work for […]

Working for UNISON – Open Taster Session

Venue: Student Central – Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 10am – 1pm Are you interested in working for a trade union? Ever wondered what the different employed roles are? Want to take a stand and make a difference for workers in the Public Sector? UNISON is the UK’s largest Trade Union with […]

Government should abandon £30,000 as a marker for ‘skilled’ work, says UNISON

Responding to the Immigration White Paper published today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The home secretary doesn’t need to consult on his wrong-headed £30,000 salary threshold, he should abandon it. “Many of the staff who’ve come to the UK from across the world to keep our hospitals and care homes going earn much […]

UNISON celebrates becoming UK’s biggest union

Mark Thomas / UNISON UNISON is marking becoming the UK’s biggest union by launching a month of recruitment activity today (Tuesday 6 November) to reach out to every worker in the country providing public services. The union now has more than 1.3 million people in its membership who work in education, local government, the NHS, […]

London march to save the arts and libraries

Hundreds of people will march from the British Library to Parliament Square on Saturday 3 November to call for an end to the cuts hitting the arts and libraries across the country. Members of UNISON, along with those from PCS and UNITE, will march past cultural landmarks in the capital in support of libraries and […]

National Disabled Members Conference report

National Disabled Members Conference 2018 was held this year in Brighton, 27th – 29th October. 34 motions were debated and voted on, covering a wide range of topics. Democracy in action. 4 Workshops on Saturday covered: Brexit and disabled people’s rights Bargaining for disability rights in the workplace Campaigning against PIP and Universal Credit Disabled […]

Healthcare Student Recruitment Continues!

Having a dialogue with people when they first join an organisation is very important and this is equally very true for Healthcare students. UNISON mostly recruits student nurses but this year has also seen Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, Midwives, Social Workers, ODPs and Physiotherapists join our union. Until August 2017, Healthcare students received a bursary in […]

Local Government Pay Deal for London 2018-2020

UNISON has agreed a two year pay deal for Local Government workers for 2018-2020. The Greater London settlement relates to the Outer and Inner London pay spines and comprises: A headline rate minimum 2% increase in 2018 and 2019 Bottom loading with higher than 2% increases for the lowest grades in 2018 & 2019 A […]

Mismanagement by academy trust leaves vulnerable students and staff facing huge cuts

Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement. Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement, say education unions today (Friday). […]

UNISON Greater London Labour Link Support Sadiq Khan

Greater London UNISON’s Regional Labour Link Committee today (4 September) agreed to support Sadiq Khan as Labour’s candidate for the Mayor of London. UNISON affiliates to the London Labour Party and was asked to decide whether or not they wish for Sadiq Khan to be automatically reselected as Labour’s candidate. The Committee decided to unanimously […]