Supreme Court can stop bad bosses punishing staff who strike

The Supreme Court has an opportunity to close a loophole that allows rogue employers to mistreat staff who take part in legal strike action.

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 […]

High Court finds strike-breaking legislation unlawful following UNISON case

Employers can no longer use agency staff to fill in for striking workers during industrial action following High Court ruling.

South Gloucestershire social workers back on strike

Social workers and occupational therapists working for South Gloucestershire Council are back on strike.

Ambulance outside hospital

South Western Ambulance staff set to strike before Christmas

Ambulance workers across the South West are likely to strike before Christmas, following the results of UNISON’s month-long NHS strike ballot. 

South West university workers strike again over wages, says UNISON

Higher education staff in the South West will walk out this week in a new wave of strikes over inadequate pay, says UNISON today (Thursday).

Winter warning as Environment Agency staff vote for strike, says UNISON

Environment Agency staff have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay for the first time in the organisation’s 26-year history.

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University staff in the South West vote to strike over ‘ludicrously low’ pay rise

Cleaners, administrators, library, catering and security workers at Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, University of Gloucestershire and the University of the West of England have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.

Plym Academy Trust on strike in pay dispute

Teaching assistants, administration staff and meal time assistants in five Plymouth schools are on strike over pay.

Overwhelming vote for strike action at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust

Administrators and medical secretaries employed by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action over a proposed restructure and pay cut of up to 12.5%, says UNISON.

99% of Mitie staff in Cornwall ready to take strike action over pay

An overwhelming majority of cleaners, porters and caterers have said they are prepared to strike after UNISON consulted members in hospitals across Cornwall.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust staff balloted for strike action

Administrators and medical secretaries are being balloted for strike action as Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust press ahead with up to 12.5% pay cuts as part of a restructure of services. If the proposals go ahead 53 full-time equivalent posts will be lost and specialised medical secretary roles will disappear. With fewer staff […]

Pupils protest in Plymouth after headteacher threatens Golden Time

With Golden Time under threat, students from Pennycross Primary in Plymouth staged a protest with the help of UNISON.