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21 April 2020
Despite their claims of "partnership" between central and local government, it's clear the Tories have not involved councils in their Covid-19 planning at all, writes Hugo Pierre, Unison union national executive committee member (personal capacity).
8 April 2020
Our union branch raised with senior management of Carmarthenshire County Council that we did not accept the guidance of Public Health Wales (PHW) when it comes to the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), writes Mark Evans , branch secretary, Carmarthenshire County Unison.
8 April 2020
Unite the Union has expressed serious concerns over plans which will give local authority employers in London new powers to redeploy workers, under the threat of disciplinary action
23 January 2020
Unite's London and Eastern regional committee is supporting a campaign in Enfield against cuts
9 October 2019
While the government and the employers are busy gloating at the 'record numbers' of workers in employment, the figures hide a harsh reality for millions.
18 July 2019
The government has issued a consultation document on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
12 June 2019
Two years ago, on 14 June 2017, 72 people perished in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.
1 May 2019
Derbyshire's local government unions must respond with boldness and determination in the face of the Tory-controlled county council's latest round of austerity.
17 April 2019
During the campaign against the Poll Tax, we used to say that the tax was unfair because a lord in his manor was expected to pay the same as a dustman down the road.
10 April 2019
By cutting, Labour councils deliver a double whammy for the Tories, who get what they want and get Labour to share the blame too
20 February 2019
Unite the Union has launched a pay campaign targeting GLL. The company, operating under brand name 'Better', competes for leisure and library contracts around the country.
20 February 2019
London local government workers' representatives have agreed to support Enfield North Constituency Labour Party's no-cuts campaign
30 January 2019
Two years ago, Wakefield district's council declared that it could no longer guarantee service provision for even the most needy.
16 January 2019
59 of our 62 listed local councillors had claimed 'special dispensation'
9 January 2019
Just before Christmas, Carmarthenshire county Unison union branch sent a letter to councillors demanding they set a no-cuts budget to prevent more job losses and further reduced services
7 November 2018
A new report from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has set out the ability of Labour councils to resist cuts.
26 September 2018
7,500 low-paid and overwhelmingly women workers employed by Glasgow City Council are to strike for equal pay in October and November
12 September 2018
Reading Borough Council plans to privatise many of its key services. Bins, parks, road maintenance, housing benefit payments and council tax support are all at risk.
11 July 2018
In an outstanding example of how privatisation in the NHS is not inevitable, striking workers in Wigan have forced their NHS trust to drop all plans for outsourcing cleaning, catering and domestic services.
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