A report for UNISON by the Smith Institute shows that the NHS and local councils across the UK are facing a growing staffing crisis as a result of the government’s imposed pay cap.
UNISON members working for the NPS (National Probation Service) and CRCs (Community Rehabilitation Companies) will be going out on second strike over pay for three hours on Monday 14 September. The strike will be followed by 2 ½ weeks of action short of strike with members working strictly to their contracted hours.
UNISON and NAPO members reject reduced redundancy terms by 98% in consultative ballots covering six community rehabilitation companies
Five reasons to reject the 0% “offer”
A recent report has concluded that the cost of unsocial hours allowances is not a barrier to the introduction of a seven-day NHS, despite claims to the contrary by Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health) and the NHS Employers.
Bedfordshire Police branch has condemned the decision to close the control room at Kempston next March.
Not content with cutting in-work benefits for low paid workers the government has announced plans to make striking for higher pay even more difficult than it already is, if not completely impossible.
As part of the Tory’s attacks on trade union organisation the Ministry of Justice has decided to stop UNISON members in the National Probation Service (NPS) from paying their monthly membership subscriptions from their salaries. UNISON is advising NPS members to set up payment by direct debit as soon as possible to ensure they remain fully paid up members.
An injury at work can be a life-changing event and all too often can have serious financial consequences. While financial compensation can never put right the affects of an injury at work it can assist in helping you adjust to your new situation. As a UNISON member you are entitled to free legal advice and representation if you are injured at work.
You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 January 1953. This is known as the ‘Winter Fuel Payment’ and is a statutory benefit. Most payments are made automatically between November and December.
I started working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in May 2015 and am due to finish in May 2016. I had been working in retail, but I was working unsocial hours and I really wanted to find an office job….
Challenge yourself to raise money for the charity that’s exclusively for UNISON members
This autumn, MPs and peers will discuss the trade union bill – which threatens the basic right to strike.
As part of our campaign to stop the government’s Trade Union Bill the TUC is organising a lobby of parliament on 2 November 2015. We want MPs to hear directly from their constituents that:
This year’s UNISON national delegate conference called on all branches to commit to running at least one activity during November to raise the profile of young workers and young union members.
If you’re thinking about being an apprentice or are already an apprentice and are thinking about joining us take a look at our two new videos.
We all know about the need to join a union when starting work but what about when you’re just starting training for your dream job? That’s the question UNISON will be putting to thousands of students across the country as they begin courses to become nurses, ODPs and paramedics.
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady sets out the dangers of the government’s Trade Union Bill.
The government latest attempt to prevent workers from campaigning for better pay and working conditions is set out in the recently published Trade Union Bill. Here are some of the things it will do:
As expected the Tories have announced they will ban public sector employers from deducting union members’ subs from their wages. The government hopes that by ending DOCAS (deduction of contributions at source, also known as “check off”), they will finally bring down trades unions because members won’t sign up for direct debit payments. It seems they have a short memory.
UNISON is the largest union for school support staff and local UNISON branches have been very busy this year, working hard to support members on a wide range of issues in the hundreds of schools, most of which are no longer local authority controlled.
During 2014 There for You helped make a positive to change to thousands of members’ lives through providing advice and support as well as financial assistance on a range of issues.
The Guardian has published an obituary of Roger Poole, former UNISON Assistant General Secretary who died on 3 July.
UNISON is unique among trades unions by establishing Self Organised Groups as part of its strategy to combat discrimination in the workplace and society. Tim Roberts describes the work of the Black Members’ group and how you can get involved.
The East of England Ambulance branch have produced a shocking film exposing the dangers to staff and patients caused by ambulance crews being required to regularly work excessive hours. In the film paramedics talk about their fears of falling asleep at the wheel, making a drug error or having a road accident.
After a few months on the Regional Young Members Committee I fancied a challenge! I’d heard that another young member, Stacey Davies from Cambridge had spoken at last year’s National Local Government Conference. That was something I couldn’t see myself doing, at least not before my time as a young member ran out.