So you think you could never speak at a UNISON conference?

Neither did young member Victoria Haddow, so she did something about it After a few months on the Regional Young Members Committee I fancied a challenge! I’d heard that another young member, Stacey Davies from Cambridge had spoken at last year’s National Local Government Conference. That was something I couldn’t see myself doing, at least […]

Government sides with exploitative bosses

Following the new Business Secretary Sajid Javid’s remarks over changes to strike laws that are to be included in the Queen’s Speech UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government has only been in power a matter of days and it has already come down on the side of exploitative bosses. “These unfair proposals will […]

Nearly a quarter of police patrols withdrawn from our streets, says UNISON

Over 300 community support officer (PCSO) jobs in the east of England since 2010, leaving the public with little or no reassurance over safety, according to a UNISON report published today (Tuesday). The report – More trouble in the neighbourhood – shows there has been a 22 per cent reduction in the number of PCSOs […]

Advice for UNISON Members in Probation Working for Sodexo

Napo, UNISON and GMB are opposed to the 600 job cuts announced by Sodexo in early April to deliver on the proposed operating model for the 6 CRCs. We are also extremely concerned at reports that none of the 6 Sodexo-owned CRCs is planning to honour the terms of the national enhanced voluntary redundancy scheme […]

Second NHS Trust withdraws from mutualisation project

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust has become the second NHS trust to withdraw from the Pathfinder project, just days after the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital Trust made the same decision. Following a unanimous vote at a branch meeting held on Monday 9th February, UNISON wrote to chief executive Michael Scott requesting that NSFT immediately withdraw […]