Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s Covid fears, says UNISON 

The stakes are too high for employers to get this wrong

Blog: The importance of black history – Guest post by Mavreen Ncube

Black History Month is important now more than ever before, especially in the recent light of the Black Lives Matter movement

Government must do more to keep schools open and safe, education unions say

Giving all staff priority testing, reducing the size of pupil ‘bubbles’ and making face coverings compulsory on school buses would help ensure schools can continue to stay open in the coming weeks

Only a Labour government can save the NHS, says UNISON

Speaking at a Labour Party virtual conference discussion later today (Sunday) on how best to recognise and value NHS workers, both during and after the pandemic, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will say: “NHS staff have given their all for all of us. Now is the time to reward their incredible efforts and heroism, with a pay rise of […]

Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON

Commenting on Labour’s call for care workers to be paid at least the real living wage and for the prime minister to make good on his promise to fix social care, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today: “Care workers perform skilled word day-in, day-out, looking after the most vulnerable people in society. “Their […]

NHS workers in the North East of England call on government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON

Health staff across the North East of England – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations […]

UNISON welcomes move by Sunderland City Council to become a Real Living Wage Employer 

UNISON Northern congratulates Labour-run Sunderland City Council on their recent decision to become the first Local Authority in the North East accredited as a Real Living Wage employer. 

New measures for police staff are welcome, says UNISON

Responding to the publication today (Wednesday) of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) report on officer and staff safety, UNISON national officer for police staff Ben Priestley said: “It was vital that the interests of frontline police staff, such as police community support officers (PCSOs) and custody and detention officers, were properly covered in the […]

Blog: Returning to education, keeping you safe

UNISON has been working hard to ensure that members delivering education across a range of settings are being supported to do their jobs safely.

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON    

A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today would see of at least £2,000, for NHS staff, by the end of this year.