Five days of strike action at the University of the West of England

Support staff at the University of the West of England will take a further five days of action over “insulting” pay offer. The action is set for Monday 4 – Friday 8 December 2023.

Support the picket lines

A round up of picket line locations as university support staff in Bristol are set for further strike action.

Wiltshire healthcare workers to strike in row over NHS pay deal

Health workers at seven Wiltshire hospitals will take strike action on Tuesday 12 December after being denied a pay rise worth £1,655.

Dorset charity support staff strike again amid Livability pay dispute, says UNISON

Support staff at a specialist centre in Dorset providing education and care for disabled children and young people are taking a second day of strike action over pay today (Wednesday).

North Devon District Hospital.

Devon healthcare workers must be given NHS lump sum, says UNISON

Hundreds of the lowest-paid workers at North Devon District Hospital are being denied a pay rise worth at least £1,655, says UNISON today (Tuesday).

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Government must drop cruel migrant curbs and end exploitation in social care, says UNISON

The government must drop plans to cap overseas care staff numbers and act to stop employers exploiting those already working in the UK, says UNISON today (Tuesday).  

Two days of strike action announced at Plymouth Marjon University

Plymouth Marjon University workers including cleaners, IT technicians, administrators, library staff and others supporting student learning are set for two further days of strike action over pay.

Cash-strapped school support staff are paying for pupils’ essentials

School support staff are using their own money to help pay for pupils’ food and clothing, even though many are struggling to cope with the cost-of-living crisis themselves, says UNISON today (Friday).

Strike mandate. Wiltshire Health and Care staff vote for strike action.

Wiltshire healthcare staff back strike action over NHS pay deal

Staff employed by Wiltshire Health and Care* say they are being denied a pay rise worth £1,655 that has been paid to other NHS workers. In the ballot, 95% of staff who took part backed strikes if they are not paid fairly.

UNISON launches its One Team Awards for NHS staff

UNISON is marking this year’s One Team Day, on Wednesday, with the launch of a new award aimed at honouring the whole NHS team.

Pay rise and back payments for over 500 Somerset healthcare assistants

Hundreds of healthcare assistants (HCAs) in Somerset are better off thanks to a successful regrading campaign that has increased salaries and led to back payments of up to £4,550, says UNISON (Tuesday 31st October 2023) Pay rise and back payments for over 500 Somerset healthcare assistants, says UNISON In total, 553 HCAs employed at Somerset […]

Stand with Sodexo Members – Sign our petition

On October 30th, SODEXO Ltd employees at North Devon District Hospital formally raised a grievance due to the company’s failure to provide the one-time non-consolidated lump sum payment, ranging from £1,250 to £1,600. Support members and SIGN THE PETITION TODAY Sodexo admit that our longstanding local collective agreement applies but just aren’t coming up trumps […]

Strike is the last thing we want to do but we deserve fair pay!

UNISON members at The Victoria Education Centre in Poole have been left with little alternative than to take strike action today (2 November) after eighteen months of obfuscation and frustration as the employer, Livability continue in failing to deliver a much needed pay rise for members. Mike Cracknell, UNISON Regional Organiser said; “The strength of […]

Celebrating Local Service Champions in Poole

A fabulous morning celebrating with members for “Local Services Champions Day” 10:00am-12:00noon at Hatchpond Depot in Poole , part of our Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Local Government Branch Celebrating Local Service Champion in Poole Charlie Woods Area Organiser shouts out loud ” FREE bacon rolls and coffee for all” Local Service Champions – Read More: […]

Trans Ally Awareness – Trans Equality IS UNISON business

Trans Equality IS UNISON business. During an amazing Branch Development day at Somerset Local Government & Community Branch Michael Duffy raised awareness to all the Activists present about being a Trans Ally. Michael also mentioned they want to start actively engaging with the employer to ensure local workplaces are implementing changes to implement a trans […]