Step up for public services – Trades Union Congress demonstration on 12th May

Thousands of trade union members, including two from Hampshire Unison Retired Members Group, marched through central London in the rain to protest against eight years of austerity caused by the primary school economics and greed of Wall Street and our own financial centre in London. Primarily the call of this mass demonstration was for the […]

Work Your Proper Hours Day

Support staff at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh marked Work Your Proper Hours Day on February 23rd by taking part in a ‘lunch & learn’ event organised by UNISON. In the days running up to the event staff were encouraged to use the TUC’s online calculator (try it yourself here: https://secure.goingtowork.org.uk/page/content/unpaid-overtime) to estimate […]

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON

Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “They’ve suffered years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen […]

UNISON disappointed by pay offer for colleges in England

UNISON has expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do little to lift […]