Raise wage offer and prevent more university strikes, says UNISON

Tuesday 4 April 2023 For immediate release Raise wage offer and prevent more university strikes, says UNISON Support staff at several University of London institutions are to be balloted from today (Tuesday) for industrial action over the “inadequate” pay offer from the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA), says UNISON. Over the next five weeks, […]

Message of solidarity to our fellow Trade Unions

To our fellow trade unions: We stand in solidarity with you and send our full support to those fighting on behalf of their members for better pay and working conditions. This government have tried to undermine our rights to organise and take strike action, but the recent wave of action has proven that we will […]

UNISON to suspend strike to enter NHS pay talks with government

The government has finally promised extra investment in pay for both this and next year.

LGBT+ History Month Event @ Queer Britain 16th February 2023

To mark the 18th year of LGBT+ History Month, UNISON Greater London LGBT+ committee celebrated by hosting a networking reception at the Queer Britain Museum in Kings Cross, a museum that honours British LGBT+ history and culture and is the first ever LGBT+ museum in the UK. Co-Chairs Anu Prashar and Terry Eastham introduced the […]

A significant step forward for pregnant workers and new parents

The beginning of February marked a significant step forward for pregnant workers and new parents, as a bill to provide new and expecting parents with additional protections in the workplace passed its third reading. UNISON worked with Dan Jarvis MP on the new law – the Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill – to […]

Nurses, paramedics, blood collection workers and other NHS staff in new strike over pay, says UNISON

Nurses will join blood collection workers, healthcare assistants, cleaners, porters and ambulance staff in a new day of walkouts over pay next month, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union says the strike on Wednesday 8 March is a serious escalation of the dispute and a direct result of the government’s failure to hold proper pay talks with health […]

HE strikes called off as talks move forward

As a result of progress in Acas (The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) facilitated discussions, a joint statement has been agreed and released between the UCEA (University & Colleges Employers Association) and the higher education trade unions: EIS, GMB, UCU, UNISON and Unite. The statement highlights that progress has been made in discussions around pay, […]

Library staff at Hackney council begin first day of industrial action

Monday 9 January 2023 For immediate release Library staff at Hackney council begin first day of industrial action tomorrow Library staff working for Hackney Council, walk out tomorrow (Tuesday) in the first of four days of industrial action. The dispute is over council plans to cut 19 full time equivalent posts, which could see up […]

Havering UNISON lobby MPs over lack of school funding

(left to right – Jo Perry (UNISON), Lynne Wade (Havering UNISON), Nadia Whittome MP, Sarah Sammons (Havering UNISON), Peter Liddle (Havering UNISON) On 22nd November Havering UNISON visited the Houses of Commons to celebrate #StarsInOurSchools, and lobby MPs regarding over lack of school funding. In preparation for the visit, the branch met with UNISON members […]

Birkbeck University to potentially cut up to 140 jobs in bid to save money says UNISON

Birkbeck University have announced plans that could see up to 140 jobs cut, as part of a bid to save money says UNISON. The cuts – which would see roles such as lecturers and administrators reduced – are down to the fall in student numbers claim the university. The plans are strongly opposed by Birkbeck […]