The government must fund local councils properly for the first time in more than a decade in order to keep communities safe and rebuild the country after the pandemic, says UNISON today (Monday). Unless ministers fix the current funding shortfall – estimated to be in the region of £10bn – there could be tens of thousands of job losses and catastrophic cuts to local services in […]
The scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.
Cleaners who feared their pay and pensions would be reduced by being transferred to private firm are celebrating after Middlesbrough Council dropped the plan, says UNISON. The 140 workers – who are among the lowest paid staff at the local authority – were told their jobs were to be outsourced to a number of contractors. […]
The three unions have now called on the local government employers to think again and come up with a better offer so talks can continue as soon as possible.
The 140 workers – who are among the lowest paid at the local authority – have been told their jobs are to be transferred to a number of private companies
UNISON has shown the true value of union membership through the campaigning and representation of our members. Last year we celebrated 25 years of UNISON and we announced that not only are we the biggest public sector trade union – but the biggest overall union in the UK.
UNISON is delighted to sign a Local Apprenticeship Agreement with Darlington Borough Council. This recognises the high quality apprenticeship scheme implemented by the Labour-led council.
Workplace relations entered a new era in Hartlepool when three academy trusts signed a historic recognition agreement with leading Hartlepool trade unions. Academies are schools which have moved out of the local authority family of schools and now act as employers in their own right. As independent employers, the academies have freedom to implement their […]
UNISON is leading the fight for teaching assistants currently under threat of dismissal and re-engagement by Durham County Council. Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, has given a personal commitment to UNISON members to support them all in the face of this attack. Dave will be speaking at a rally which is taking place on: […]