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Camden wardens start five-day strike

Pay dispute with contractor NSL escalates in north London borough

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

A testament to the strength of feeling

Council workers from across UK pack Westminster to tell MPs ‘what’s really happening’ and urge them to Save Our Local Services

Article 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.

Cuts forcing social workers to ‘brink of burnout’, says UNISON

Social workers are struggling with heavy caseloads, working longer hours and going without lunch breaks, according to a survey by UNISON and Community Care magazine. Nearly half (48%) of respondents said the volume of cases they were responsible for left them feeling ‘over the limit,’ and more than half (56%) blamed staff shortages for their heavy workload. […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East 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.

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.

Standing up for union rights

Local government conference vows to fight to protect facility time

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON members fighting for justice

Glasgow janitors and Birmingham social workers applauded as they tell local government conference of their campaigns.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Shout it from the rooftops, declares local government conference

Conference calls for campaign to raise the profile of local government services and workers

Article on the UNISON National site.