Dirty energy: solar panels and forced labour

UNISON joins an important new campaign against the purchasing of solar panels that are a product of China’s persecution of the Uyghur people

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UNISON supports legal challenge over UK’s use of PPE suppliers

‘UK public procurement has continued to be stained by forced labour and union busting’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
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Omicron: Extending our solidarity to PPE supply chain workers

At UNISON, the paradox that our members are saving lives using products made by workers whose rights are violated is very uncomfortable

Blogs, General Secretary, General Secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on global labour rights

A new report from UNISON reveals that the pandemic has had a negative effect on ethical procurement

Article on the UNISON National site.

Saving the lives of the workers who are saving our lives

UNISON is committed to making sure that workers’ rights are at the centre of procurement – looking after the workers who make the equipment that helps keep our members safe – and is running training on putting human rights at the heart of public purchasing

Article on the UNISON National site.

Local authorities must work to eradicate exploitation, says UNISON

Local authorities are not doing enough to protect workers’ rights globally, according to research published today (Monday) by UNISON. According to the report Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities, produced by People & Planet on behalf of UNISON, only eight of the 190 local authorities looked at had a standalone ethical procurement policy. The UK […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Does your employer have an ethical procurement policy?

Are the goods it buys as part of delivering key public services produced without abusing workers?

Article on the UNISON National site.

Finding a way through Brexit

As the UK wonders what happens next in a post-Brexit world, UNISON is acting now

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Our Services Our Say – and UNISON members at the sharp end

UNISON has always argued that public services must stay public unless there is an evidenced ‘public interest case’ to prove otherwise. So we welcome the Our Services Our Say campaign which puts the case forward about the fundamental importance of public services to society and communities.

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

UNISON welcomes dignity and respect campaign for cleaners

EHRC campaign is ‘a big step in the right direction for often invisible workforce’ says union general secretary

Article on the UNISON National site.