Promises of protective equipment alone won’t keep people safe, says UNISON

All public sector workers facing a virus threat should have the kit they need. Promises of personal protective equipment (PPE) alone won’t keep NHS, care, police and other essential workers safe, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as the union urges the Prime Minister to ensure all staff get the protection they need. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has […]

Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]


Coronavirus: your rights at work

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website  


Coronavirus Q&A

As the virus spreads and continues to dominate the news, we have all your work-based coronavirus questions answered As the coronavirus has spread and dominated the news, UNISON has received an increasing number of enquiries on what employers – and members – should do to minimise the risk of infection at this worrying time. The […]

Signing of Unison's Ethical Care Charter Rotherham, 19th February 2020 (Photo: Pete Jenkins)

Rotherham Council signs Ethical Care Charter

Rotherham Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter. Council leader Chris Read joined UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter on February 19th. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the borough’s care companies to help end zero-hours contracts and reflect travel […]

UNISON Doncaster Raceday: Saturday 1 August 2020

We are pleased to announce the date of the UNISON Doncaster Raceday. The big day will be on Saturday 1st August 2020. Tickets will go on sale 10th February 2020. Tickets can be purchased from the box office at Doncaster Race Course, call 01302 304200 quoting UNISON Membership number to obtain the discounted ticket, ‘2 […]

Health workers in Bradford win privatisation battle

Wholly owned subsidiary plans dropped Plans by the Bradford NHS Trust to transfer porters, cleaners, security staff and others into a private company have been scrapped, says UNISON. Earlier this year, senior managers at the Trust announced plans to transfer hundreds of staff into a new wholly owned subsidiary company. Extremely unhappy at the prospect of […]

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The Organising Steward

27 – 31 January 2020 Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds This course looks at what the roles of the steward are and gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out these roles, for example recruiting members and involving them in the union and how to work with members to tackle problems at […]