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Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website

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 […]

Rotherham Council signs Ethical Care Charter

Rotherham Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter. Council leader Chris Read joined UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter on February 19th. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the borough’s care companies to help end zero-hours contracts and reflect travel […]

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to local services is revealed by UNISON

Hundreds of youth centres, libraries and public toilets causing huge impact on communities. The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities across Britain is laid bare in a study published by UNISON today (Friday 6 Dec), showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding. A series of freedom […]

5 things UNISON are doing for young workers

UNISON has around 63,000 young members. If you are a UNISON member and under 27 years of age you are automatically entitled to participate as a young member. Why not get involved and help us campaign for the issues affecting young workers.

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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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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