National News

July 18th, 2018

Last weekend I heard the news that Denise Knutsen had sadly passed away.

Denise was a truly inspirational activist, dedicated, hard working and with a heart of solid gold. I first got to know Denise during the groundbreaking teaching assistants strike in Brighton. Denise led that dispute...

July 17th, 2018

Plans announced today (Tuesday) to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk, says UNISON.

The proposed cuts by Suffolk Constabulary would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010, says the union...

July 17th, 2018

Responding to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report on the weak enforcement of age discrimination law published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of learning and organising services Teresa Donegan said:

“It’s unacceptable that any worker would be...

July 16th, 2018

Care workers in Bath and North East Somerset have called off strike action today (Monday) after an agreement was reached between UNISON and Sirona Care & Health.

Sirona has halted its plans to restructure working patterns that would leave carers “owing” bosses 30 minutes of work per...

July 16th, 2018

By now, school support staff across our union will either have left their schools for the summer, or be getting ready to do so as the long school year comes to a close.

Working in schools can be hugely rewarding – but it’s also incredibly hard work and doesn’t always come with the support...