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Register to vote for Labour’s leadership election for free

If you are a member of a Labour affiliated trade union, you have the right to vote in Labour’s leadership election. So long as you pay your union’s political levy, and joined before 12 January, you just need to register here – for free – by 12 noon, this Monday, 8 August 2016. If you are not sure if you […]

Labour Leadership Election

The Labour Party National Executive Committee has agreed the timetable for the election of the Leader of the Labour Party. The election will conclude with a Leadership Conference on 24 September 2016. From 5pm on Monday 18 July to 5pm on Wednesday 20 July there will be a link to sign up as a registered […]

*UPDATE* Local Government Pension Scheme: Please Sign The Parliamentary Petition

*UPDATE* Less than 2,000 signatures are required now to meet our target. Please re-share the link to the petition with your co-workers, friends and family. We now have 98,2076 signatures to date and need 100,000 to ensure there is a parliamentary debate. The government wants to use the money in your pension funds to invest […]

Miami Five Freedom Tour – July 2016

UNISON has been a key supporter of the campaign to free the ‘Miami Five’ – the five Cubans who spent 16 years in US jails for trying to stop terrorist attacks against Cuba. The final members of the Miami were freed from US jails in December 2014 and returned home to Cuba and their families. […]

Local Government Pay – Latest Update

Last week, UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) representatives, the people who negotiate the pay for those of us on Local Government terms and conditions, voted to accept a 1% pay increase for this year and a further 1% for next year. This is despite a mandate given to them in the consultation we carried out […]

International Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day this year is taking place on Thursday 28th April. It provides an oppotunity to remember all those killed through work but at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. Rally in Albert Square at 12 noon to 13.00 . Speakers include: Kevan Nelson, UNISON; Ian Hodson President BFAWU; Union […]

Love the NHS, Save the Student Bursary – Campaign Meeting

The Student Bursary is a keystone of the NHS. It enables people from all walks of life to commit to the three years of training it takes to become one of over 377,000 qualified nurses currently working in the NHS. Without the bursary many would be effectively excluded from entering nursing, midwifery, and other allied […]

NJC Pay Update – UNISON presses on

The Employers’ Side of the NJC met on 1 April to discuss the proposal by the three unions for a one-year deal and agreed timetables for implementation of the reviews of term-time working and the pay spine. In response, they said that they are not prepared to make a one-year offer and have only offered […]

Consultation for all members on the EU Referendum

As you will be aware there is to be a national referendum on 23rd June 2016 on whether the UK should leave or stay in the EU. That date coincides with UNISON’s National Delegate Conference and the union has decided to ask Branches to consult members on what position, if any, UNISON should take in […]

Parliament Petition: Scrap plans to force state schools to become Academies

There is a petition on the government website calling on for plans to force all state schools to become academies to be scrapped. The petition reads: “Scrap plans to force state schools to become academies. State schools are accountable to parents, the local community and to local authorities. By forcing schools to become academies the […]

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