Residential Care work – The Statistics

We asked 1,003 residential care workers about their experiences of working in the sector. The results make for uncomfortable reading.

What Does the Signing of the Care Charters Mean for Care Workers?

With the welcome news that Labour Councillors will be signing UNISON’s Ethical and Residential care charters, we look at what this will mean for care workers across the district.

Southampton Labour Party Commits to Signing Care Charters

The Southampton and Romsey Labour Party have announced their commitment to signing UNISON’s Ethical and Residential Care Charters in a manifesto pledge announced ahead of the May 3rd local election.

Violence in Schools – Blog

In early spring 2017, I started my role as a Southampton District Branch’s Local Organiser. I was drafted in to pick up on some schools organising, and begin a project recruiting and organising in care. As I was new to the role, and believed organising in schools to be slightly easier than care, I followed […]

How UNISON has helped beat the January blues

The union kicked off 2018 with a month of individual successes, stirring calls to action and an ingenious new campaign – just in January: here are our ‘high 5’ highlights

President urges activists to strengthen the union

Density will create power, says Margaret McKee, and help build a world where all people are treated with respect

LGA survey shows social workers are struggling to cope

The government must give councils the cash they need to recruit more child protection staff and keep all children safe

More than 40% of the UK’s school kitchen staff are in debt due to low pay, says UNISON

Four in 10 (41%) school kitchen staff are worried about their pay, with one in five (21%) earning the minimum wage, a new UNISON survey published today (Friday) has revealed. The survey of more than 1,200 school catering employees found that four in ten (43%) say they are weighed down with debt (other than a […]

UNISON launches campaign to divest pensions from carbon

Guide will help members of local government pension schemes push for changes in the investment of their funds