Blog: This worrying attack on free speech and the right to protest

The point of a demonstration is to be heard and to have an impact – the explicit aim of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill seems to be to minimise any impact

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

New ways for members to get legal help

During the COVID-19 crisis, UNISON has changed its processes to make it easier for members to get legal support at no extra cost, as part of their union membership

Article on the UNISON National site.

Out-of-pocket workers to take on outsourcing giant in legal battle

Workers should not be saddled with debt for years because of the blunders of a company

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Whatever happened to the silly season?

August, usually a time of lazy days and holidays, the silly season and not much happening… but these are strange times and at UNISON, we’re always busy

Article on the UNISON National site.

Another legal victory for our union – and for thousands of NHS workers

UNISON always believed that the rules around NHS pay already allowed for overtime and working beyond the end of a shift to be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. This is a victory for NHS workers who regularly go the extra mile to make sure we receive the best care possible at all times of the day and night.

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

UNISON wins legal pay out for 5,000 low-paid women in schools and nurseries in Greenwich

This is a victory for all low-paid women working in the public sector

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON

Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Court of Appeal pay victory for Nottingham City Council employees

Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny several hundred of its employees the right to incremental pay increases with effect from April 2011, says a judgment handed down at the Court of Appeal. The local authority workers, backed by their union UNISON, successfully challenged the Council’s 2011 decision to stop them receiving pay rises as […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Refunds for tribunal fees is welcome news

Responding to the government’s announcement that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply for them from today (Friday), UNISON head of legal services Adam Creme said: “The government is now making good on its promise to refund anyone who was unfairly charged to take their employers to court. “The […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

How UNISON changed the law: the story behind our success

UNISON has won the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law

Article, Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.