Year of Young Workers

Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. This is why UNISON has voted to make 2019 the year of young workers.

Environment Agency Pay

UNISON is asking Environment Agency staff whether they would be prepared take industrial action to try to win a better wage rise than the 1.3% that’s been imposed on them. Since 2010 staff have faced a 20% real-terms pay cut. UNISON says staff working for the agency are understandably angry, especially as the increase is way […]

❤ Unions Week

♡ unions week is a national event organised by the TUC that many of you will have taken part in over the past three years and it’s back for 2019!

Care not Cost in Somerset LDS

Care not cost

Save Somerset’s much-valued learning disability service from a cuts package that will hit standards of care

Care for carers – support the Sirona workers strike!

Care workers in residential and extra care employed by Sirona across Bath & North East Somerset are taking further action to protect their pay! Care staff have been told by Sirona management to accept a thirty minute “unpaid break” into most shifts. Most of the workers earn just above the minimum wage and can’t afford […]

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Pay Up Now for the South West

It’s time public sector workers got a pay rise. Since 2010, dedicated staff have endured a pay freeze, and then a 1% cap. We’re calling on the government to Pay Up Now for the South West! Public sector salaries haven’t even nearly kept up with the cost of living, putting the squeeze on family budgets […]

NHS subsidiary companies

One team in one NHS – stop NHS subsidiary companies

NHS staff are proud to be part of one team working for an organisations with a common purpose. But NHS subsidiary companies threaten to divide the health service into little boxes. UNISON is campaigning to keep our health service united. What are NHS subsidiary companies? “Subcos” as they are sometimes called, are independent organisations that […]

Respect our Porters

Porters at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have notified the Trust that they are taking further action from 6pm on Friday 3rd November until 6am on Monday 6th November 2017. Alan Doyle & Greg Ticehurst are the UNISON Representatives from the department and explain the issue below: “We are in dispute because […]

Our NHS, Our Future

Meeting the challenge of the STPs so staff and patients get the funding and voice they deserve

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UNISON Fighting for Health and Social Care

Our NHS needs to adapt to continue looking after a changing society. But the Government are forcing through plans to fundamentally change services. Devon needs a fully funded NHS and a transformation plan with enough time to do the job properly. We support the vision of joined up care but staff and service users must […]

Make the West work for all

We need a mayor who’ll use our region’s new powers to build fair communities and strong public services

Somerset private care workers united!

UNISON are organising within the private care sector in Somerset to improve terms and conditions for staff.

Let us work for a better future: Drop the Trade Union Bill

Trade unions are a force for good in society – the Government must stop its attack on working people and focus on the real problems.