Category Archives: Miscellaneous

No one should have to borrow just to make ends meet – so why are debt levels at a record high?......

The government must tackle the growing debt crisis and stop any more families going into the red.  Click here to read more.

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Big Pharma rip-off revealed as NHS pays nearly £500m for cancer drugs YOU helped invent......

The NHS is being held to ransom by pharmaceutical companies who are charging a fortune — almost half a billion pounds last year— for cancer drugs that taxpayers helped to develop, health campaigners have warned.  Click here to read more.

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Labour and TUC welcome report on four-day work week......

Labour and unions have welcomed a new report published today that champions the merits of a shorter working week.  Click here to read more.

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Get help with savings if you’re on a low income (Help to Save)......

Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years.  Click here to read more.

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People claiming universal credit must be compensated after judgement, says UNISON......

The government must compensate those who have lost out.  Click here to read more.

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Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force......

More police forces are using more volunteers in more roles as they reduce the number of staff they employ – so UNISON asked forces in England and Wales to try and explain what is happening.  Click here to read more.

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Christmas greetings and branch office closure......

We would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and hope you have a festive, safe, and happy holiday.

There will be reduced coverage in the UNISON office over the Christmas period.  If you need urgent help during this time you can contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857.

The office will close on Friday 21st December and normal opening hours will resume on Monday 7th January.

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That was the year that was – the year in UNISON......

As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a memorable year with the UK’s biggest union.  Click here to read more.

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Shrewsbury 24 campaigners win ‘momentous victory’......

Shrewsbury 24 picket campaigners have won a “momentous victory” by winning the right to a judicial review of their cases.  Click here to read more.

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Fighting for your rights......

Dave Knight on a campaign group’s efforts to support vulnerable people.

Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights protesting outside Leytonstone Jobcentre Plus.  Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights is a local organisation that supports benefits claimants and campaigns on the problems they face. Click here to read more.

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