Reality check: public sector pay freeze

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a public sector pay freeze in the government’s spending review last week, backed up by some claims that need further analysis

Article on the UNISON National site.

Reality check: public sector pay freeze

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a public sector pay freeze in the government’s spending review last week, backed up by some claims that need further analysis

Budget shows the government’s been listening to the NHS but not social care

Chancellor side-steps social care crisis

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Blog: What this budget proved is that austerity is far from over

Our country deserves better than this. After eight years of letting down public services and our communities, we need a radical Labour government committed to fundamental change in our economy and our society. The Tories, as this budget showed, are capable of nothing more than meddling at the margins.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to funding for crisis mental health services

More must be done to make mental health services safer and kinder places to work

Press release on the UNISON National site.

PFI abolition pledge doesn’t help public services with contracts

The Chancellor’s promise that there’ll be no more PFI contracts signed is welcome

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Budget doesn’t end the austerity nightmare

Years of wrecking ball austerity have left local services in a perilous state

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Key council services need funding, Chancellor told

115 MPs sign UNISON letter to Philip Hammond

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON puts pressure on Treasury to increase universal credit work allowance

The government must reverse its cuts to universal credit so that workers are allowed to keep more of the money they earn every month, says UNISON today (Thursday). Millions of workers on the minimum wage will only see a fraction of any increase, says the union, unless their monthly work allowance goes up too. This […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Hammond’s budget left public services gasping for air

The budget was another opportunity for Philip Hammond and Theresa May to show they had understood the anger caused by their government, and a nation’s fear of what impact their attacks are having on communities and future generations. It was an opportunity they didn’t deserve. It was an opportunity they squandered.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.