Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In November this year we won over £542,438 for our members

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In October this year we won over £96,000 for our members

Parliament debates UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament. Ahead of the debate, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Prime Minister to ask her why the Budget failed to […]

Bank of England’s Chief Economist visits UNISON West Midlands

On Monday 27th November activists and officials from UNISON West Midlands met Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist. Mr Haldane is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee that sets interest rates. This visit was part of a UK wide tour by Mr Haldane designed to improve communications between the Bank of England […]

UNISON West Midlands Lookers Vauxhall Regional Awards

Proud Sponsers of the West Midlands Regional Awards 2017 We all like a treat over the festive season, so how about this one from Lookers Vauxhall? Our Free Fuel event gives you the opportunity to purchase a new Vauxhall car and receive a £500 Visa gift card, completely free. And here’s the twist – you […]

Mass lobby of parliament against cuts to school funding

Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers will be attending the School Cuts mass lobby of Parliament this Tuesday, 24 October. They will bring the message to MPs that schools are seriously underfunded, which is having a negative impact on children and young people’s education. This situation must change. The majority […]

Ambulance Handover times in the West Midlands

Commenting today on delays in transferring patents from ambulance Accident and Emergency Departments, Ravi Subramanian, West Midlands Regional Secretary said: “Delays getting patients from ambulances into A&E departments are a sign of the huge pressures on every part of the NHS. This means patients having to wait longer for treatment and ambulance staff are prevented […]

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In September this year we won over £159.840 for our members

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In July this year we won over £87,417 for our members

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In July this year we won over £75,198 for our members

Court of Appeal victory over employers who fail to consult unions

UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Friday) that makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace. The Court of Appeal ruling means that for the first time employers will be obliged to consult with unions around any workplace issues that affect their members. Until now, […]

Care companies must pay back pay to staff who sleep-in

Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]

2,500 sign Wolverhampton care home petition

More than 2,500 people have signed a UNISON petition to save two Wolverhampton care homes facing closure. The petition is expected to be handed to Wolverhampton council. The Express and Star reports that the number of signatures was revealed at the first public meeting held at the Civic Centre to discuss the future of two […]

700,000 joiners shows our strength, Prentis tells health conference

More than 700,000 people have joined UNISON since David Cameron first came to power, Dave Prentis told health activists in the West Midlands yesterday. “That shows that unions are as relevant today as they ever were – in fact when times are tough, we show our strength.” Speaking to activists gathered for the 17th annual […]

Help save union studies in Stoke

UNISON is backing a campaign to save the trade union studies unit at Stoke on Trent College in Staffordshire. And as part of the campaign, the union’s Stoke branch is urging members and supporters to sign an online petition in support of the campaign, which has already been signed by almost 500 people. Read and […]