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Pay restraint is a ‘cruel blow’ for those working tirelessly in the pandemic

Responding to reports the chancellor of the exchequer is preparing to impose a pay cap on most public sector workers, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said; “Key workers across ​all public services remain at the heart of the fight against Covid. “​Reports of pay ​restraint ​for all but frontline NHS staff would be a ​cruel body blow to ​other health, care and public service employees working tirelessly to get […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Every year on 20th November the lives of trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last 12 months are remembered. In the past 12 months, at least 350 trans and gender-diverse people were reported killed globally. Of the reported killings worldwide, sex workers and migrants make up the majority of victims. It is important that […]

British Gas: Proposed Changes to T&C Negotiations

After many weeks of negotiations between the business and the trade unions, we have reached the point when further progress is no longer possible. You are now being asked at this point to vote on the package of proposals as set out by the business and briefed to you. Your UNISON in British Gas sector […]

E.ON Update: Joint Statement from the four Trade Unions

E.ON has today announced that it plans to make significant job cuts (approx. 700) following on from the merger of N-power to E.ON over the next two years. The proposals mainly relate to the Res and SME business,where the introduction of a new Customer Service IT platform sees proposed reductions of approximately 675 roles by […]

British Gas Negotiations Update

Negotiations between the business and the trade unions are coming to a close; we now await the final position in writing from the business. When that final position is received, the UNISON in British Gas National Sector Committee will meet as soon as possible to formulate a position. Following that we will look to discuss […]

Your Future in E.ON

You will be aware that E.ON Next has been very much positioned as the future for the business following the acquisition of Npower and its customer accounts. UNISON welcome the investment in the E.ON business and see this as a clear sign that the business has a future during very uncertain time in the energy […]

British Gas S188 Update

Despite the announcement in the summer from Centrica that it would dismiss all its workforce and re employ them on lesser terms by year end, UNISON has continued to engage in talks with the business to see if a negotiated outcome was possible. At the same time UNISON have been making the necessary preparations to […]

Northamptonshire Needs To Work campaign launches to secure the future of local services

Local services could deteriorate and the expertise of dedicated staff lost to communities across Northamptonshire unless serious consideration is put into investing in the council workforce when two new unitary authorities are formed in the county. Northamptonshire County Council’s financial mismanagement led to a decision to scrap it in 2018. Two unitary authorities, North Northamptonshire […]

One Team 2K – Branch Briefing 16 September 2 – 3pm

UNISON has submitted a Pay Claim to the Government calling on them to ensure that every NHS employee receives an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. This represents an additional £1 an hour which would make a real difference for all staff. UNISON members delivered a letter to the Prime Minister urging […]

Car parking charges to be scrapped for Lincolnshire NHS staff

Health workers at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust are to be allowed to park for free at work following an agreement reached with UNISON today (Friday).  After a two-year campaign, charges at Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital Boston and County Hospital Louth will be axed, saving employees up to £300 a year.  UNISON East Midlands regional organiser Elliot Dean said; “This […]