Category Archives: Terms and Conditions

Sign petition: Guarantee sick pay for every worker from day one......

As the coronavirus spreads, millions of workers could have to go into quarantine or self-isolation. But millions of UK workers don’t earn enough to get statutory sick pay if they get ill. And even those that do have to be off sick for three days before they get paid.  Click here for further information and to sign the petition

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Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON......

The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON.  Click here to read more

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Older workers powering an increase in night working, TUC analysis reveals......

Nearly 1 million over 50s now working through the night.  Click here to read more.

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Ban zero-hours contracts......

We need an outright ban on zero-hours contracts.

Too many workers are being denied job security, sick pay and holiday pay – and insecure work is out of control.  Click here to read more and sign the TUC petition.

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UNISON Response & Comments to Business Support & Customer service restructure.......

Dear Martin, please see questions and comments to the business support restructure. UNISON will be submitting another document with further recommendations prior to the end of the consultation period but hope you take into consideration our concerns.  Read the full response here Restructure response part 1 BS CSC

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Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake......

The legal decision not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON.  Click here to read more.

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1.4Million now in zero hours work......

A staggering 1.4 million workers in Britain are now subjected to contracts which do not guarantee their working hours or wages.  Click here to read more.

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Boosting the power of workers should be Corbyn’s priority – any MP not up for the challenge must go......

Ahead of its annual conference, the party must focus on what is urgent and important: securing rights for low-paid workers and banning zero-hours contracts.  Click here to read more.

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Sacked out of spite......

CRUEL agency bosses have created a “climate of punishment and fear” for workers on temporary or zero-hours contracts, axeing their shifts “out of spite,” a damning study has revealed.  Click here to read more.

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Bosses are failing to honour minimum pay laws, warns Britain’s job market tsar......

Tougher action promised by David Metcalf, director of labour market enforcement, as employers dodge wage regulations.  Click here to read more.

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