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October 12th, 2018

Marcellus Baz grew up around gangs, dropped out of school, and was set for a life selling drugs. Today, UNISON’s police and justice conference heard the story of his unpredictable life.

Marcellus explains that, as a boy, he didn’t enjoy being at home. “My dad was always out, trying to put...

October 12th, 2018

This week, UNISON members working for IFM Bolton are on strike.

IFM is a company owned by the local NHS trust – a “subco” – which employs over 300 caterers, cleaners and porters at the Royal Bolton hospital. It’s an example of why our union has campaigned against these companies and...

October 12th, 2018

There was outcry at UNISON’s police and justice conference today at the new lists that bar police staff from jobs for life.

The police barred and advisory lists, brought in less than a year ago, are lists that police staff, special constables, and officers are added to if they are...

October 12th, 2018

Pay reform in the police and probation service was the first topic of this year’s police and justice service group conference.

Caryl Nobbs, president of the service group executive, said “a review of the pay and grading structure is long overdue,” and that “we need to take a strategic...

October 11th, 2018

Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea used her speech to UNISON’s police and justice conference in Bournemouth today (Thursday) to address sexual harassment in the police sector, and more widely in public services.

She praised the excellent work done by UNISON members on...