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Local government services aren’t optional, but the bedrock of a caring society

Dave Prentis addressing the Local Government Association annual conference in Bournemouth today (Thursday)

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for action as newspaper reveals scale of London ‘social cleansing’

UNISON is calling for action to help people in rented accommodation, as research reveals the scale of the impact of welfare reforms and rising rents on those in London in particular. The Independent has published research showing that these things have made it harder for those on low incomes to afford housing in London – […]

Article, News on the UNISON Greater London site.

General Secretary Blog: a brilliant branch building on their many strengths

It was great to visit Southampton district branch today, and meet up with a great group of activists who have taken their branch and our members through a very difficult period. Whether they’re old stewards returning to the fray or new branch activists, particularly women activists, recruited to support their colleagues, this is a branch […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Dossier reveals cost of Rhondda Cynon Taff mileage rate cut

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council’s decision to slash mileage rates for staff will cost the public purse more. A dossier produced by UNISON Cymru/Wales proves that forcing council workers to use public transport in the course of their jobs actually increases costs. The council’s decision saw it break nationally-recognised HMRC guidelines on fair mileage rates and become […]

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns

Local government delegates hear horror stories as they debate motions on stress, hot-desking and disability leave

Article on the UNISON National site.

Library workers ‘put heart and soul into service’

UNISON lays down plans to protect service and workers after hearing of members burned out and facing threats and violence

Article on the UNISON National site.

RCT council to pay school assistant fees

Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes sixth Welsh council to pay registration fees for teaching assistants being introduced in April

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

UNISON anger at Cardiff council’s savage budget proposals

UNISON members at Cardiff council have responded angrily to budget proposals being put out to consultation by the council. UNISON believes that if the council continues with their destructive policies, public services in the city will be beyond repair. The council are also expecting the workforce to pay for some of the deficit through further erosion of […]

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

UNISON campaign wins living wage at Cornwall Council

UNISON are thrilled that Cornwall Councillors voted at the full council meeting to re-instate the Living Wage Foundation pay rate for staff at the bottom of the pay structure – the majority being women.  In a joint campaign between the Trade Unions and the Labour Party, councillors were persuaded that Cornwall Council needed to continue […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

AFG taking a big cut from funding it receives

UNISON releases figures as workers take a third day of action in fight against company cutting pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.