Justice restored – How UNISON BEAT THE GOVERNMENT in the battle over employment tribunal fees

In 2017 UNISON won a landmark legal case against the government. It’s been hailed as one of the most significant in the history of employment law. One year on, the people behind the victory reflect on their long battle in the courts, and UNISON members share the kinds of experiences that remind us why the battle was so critical. The case started in 2013, when Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling introduced…

UNISON general secretary shows support for London Ambulance Service members

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Tuesday) showed his support for London Ambulance Service (LAS) UNISON members as they face unprecedented pressures caused by cuts and performance targets. Speaking on a visit to the LAS UNISON branch, Mr Prentis said he understood just how tough it was for them and highlighted the failure of the government to appreciate the crucial role members play in saving lives. He said: “I know…

‘Hands off our pensions!’

“Today, as general secretary of UNISON, I give formal notice to 9,000 employers that we are balloting for action,” declared Dave Prentis when he opened the TUC debate on pensions this morning.