Danum homecare “a disgrace” for failing to pay Doncaster care workers minimum wage

13 people missed out on £1516 of their earnings Care workers in Doncaster missed out on their hard-earned pay because Danum homecare failed to pay minimum wage, UNISON reveals today (Thursday). Danum homecare was one of the businesses uncovered as flouting minimum wage law. In total £2.1m was owed to more than 34,000 workers after […]

Council and schools staff deserve a real pay rise

Increased offer of 0.25% is “insignificant”

Activists Training – Autumn 2021 programme published

Check out the Activists Training – Autumn 2021 programme (PDF – so you can print at home).

Wage and sick pay reform needed in health and social care

Responding to the publication of the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on workforce burnout and resilience, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “NHS and social care staff are at breaking point. The pandemic’s taken a serious toll on their mental health, and there’s no let-up in sight. “High vacancy rates mean many are struggling […]

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Race to the top

The Black Lives Matter movement has rightly focused attention on racism in all its forms. Here feature writer for UNISON Active, Ruth McGuire, assesses the barriers to promotion faced by black people in the region. You’ve heard of the “Glass Ceiling”, well allow me to introduce you to the “Snowy Peaks”. Basically it means the […]

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“Disappointing” council pay offer ignores huge Covid effort of workforce

Unions representing 750,000 council and school support staff across England, Wales and Northern Ireland today criticised the 1.5% pay offer made by the Local Government Association. GMB, Unite and UNISON submitted a joint pay claim to the local government employers in February for a 10% pay rise. This would be payable from 1 April 2021. […]

Doncaster raceday update

The Yorkshire & Humberside region of UNISON have confirmed that they won’t be sponsoring Doncaster raceday this year – but are hoping to go ahead in 2022. Watch this space!

Election time – make sure you’re ready to vote for your NEC

With democracy at the heart of everything UNISON does, general secretary stresses that voting for the next NEC ‘only takes a few minutes’

“It only takes a few minutes, so please vote.” That’s the message today from UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea, as the union approaches the start of balloting for this year’s elections to the national executive council (NEC).

Government must deliver after years of broken pledges to reform social care, says UNISON     

Commenting on a speech by health and social care secretary Matt Hancock today (Friday) to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services spring conference on social care reform, UNISON senior national officer for social care Gavin Edwards said: “There’s been no shortage of promises on social care in recent years, but the government has never delivered. […]