National News

February 23rd, 2018

UNISON is today (Friday) launching a new face-to-face advice service for employees working in care homes, GP practices or out in the community.

The mobile advice unit – a custom-made vehicle with an office and internet access – will cover workplaces in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The...

February 23rd, 2018

UNISON is hoping moves to make sure apprentices in the North East of England get decent pay and training will encourage more action across the country.

In January alone, the region saw Hartlepool College sign up to UNISON’s Apprenticeship Charter, while the union also signed a...

February 23rd, 2018

Commenting on the TUC’s new analysis of unpaid overtime in the UK, released today (Friday) to coincide with the 14th annual Work Your Proper Hours Day. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Public sector staff regularly work through their...

February 22nd, 2018

Commenting on the news today (Thursday) that British Gas is to cut 4,000 jobs by 2020 and the company has lost 1.4m customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said:

“Staff quite simply will be devastated. Although Centrica has already shed thousands of jobs, it’s...

February 20th, 2018

Responding to the news today (Monday) that the meat supplier Russell Hume, which is under investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has gone into administration, UNISON head of local government Heather Wakefield said:

“Job losses are never good news for the...