Give disabled people the right to work from home after Covid-19

Survey shows majority are more productive home working but employers not allowing them. Disabled employees work​ing from home during lockdown say they​ have been more productive and took fewer days off sick than when ​they were doing their job​s in the office, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The union is now calling on the government to give disabled people a new right to work from home […]

Black Members Self Organised Group – Equality Survey 2020

UNISON National Black Members Committee have been instrumental in its work in addressing inequalities over the years and to this end the National Black Members Committee and Branch Black Members Self Organised Group would urge you to read and participate in the below questionnaire:- UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during […]

School Uniform Grant

In response to the growing difficulties many members on low incomes face, a programme has been put in place that will assist our most vulnerable members with the cost of purchasing school uniforms. How much are the grants? They are one-off grants of £50 per school age child, up to a total of £150. Am […]

Virtual Pride is a Protest Event

Members of UNISON’s national and regional LGBT+ groups have really missed the opportunity to be out and about at Pride events this summer. We’ve missed working with all the branches that support us at these events, and talking to everyone – members and prospective members. Given this – and to make sure that the UNISON […]

Solidarity with the West Midlands WASPI Women

UNISON Birmingham Branch support all West Midlands WASPI groups in their proposal to give 1950’s born women early access to their pensions. This will help the economy, vacate jobs and enable them to spend on the high street. Women Against State Pension Injustice www.waspicampaign2018.co.uk UNISON extends solidarity to Women in pensions appeal hearing Court of […]

Apprentices in UNISON – What was your experience during lockdown?

Apprentices’ experiences during lockdown At UNISON we believe apprenticeships are the key to building a workforce that will meet the demands of the 21st century economy. We believe that they should be a vital part of the upcoming economic response to the COVID-19 crisis and we will be using the power that comes from being […]

School Members – Report for UNISON Black Members and Covid-19 at work

This survey is around UNISON Black Members and Covid-19 at work. As a group that are considered more at risk from Covid-19, this survey was released by UNISON to gather information from our members, this has been filtered for those who consider themselves school staff. It was completed by 808 members in completion, and 11 […]

Reject 2.75% – fight for the full claim

Council workers, alongside other key workers, have shown during this pandemic which jobs are important, and they are overwhelmingly in the public sector (not exclusively, we don’t forget shop workers, delivery drivers etc). We know the majority of the British public know that and support us. People up and down the country stood on their […]

Why reform of the Gender Recognition Act is essential (Blog)

Jenny Harvey is a member of UNISON’s trans network, part of the West Midlands regional LGBT+ group and a member of UNISON’s health service group executive. Here, she explains why reform of the Gender Recognition Act is long overdue. Just for a little while during lockdown, the cacophony from UK’s anti-trans media quietened. A few […]

Dave Prentis to stand down as UNISON General Secretary

The leader of the UK’s largest union has announced that he is to stand down at the end of the year, says UNISON yesterday (Monday). Dave Prentis, who has been general secretary of UNISON since 2001, is to retire on 31 December, when his term of office ends. Commenting on his decision, Dave Prentis said: […]