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…

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign

Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table A new UNISON film, featuring former Dynasty actor Stephanie Beacham, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at why the government should give teaching assistants, paramedics, refuse collectors and other public service workers a pay rise. The two-minute satirical Pat on the Back film highlights the government’s hypocritical attitude to public servants – commending their dedication…

Rodney Bickerstaffe

Rodney Bickerstaffe A personal message from Dave Prentis Sadly, Rodney Bickerstaffe – former General Secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – died today, Tuesday 3 October 2017. Rodney, or Bick as he was known to many, was a great personal friend to many of us and a dedicated champion of all the union members he proudly represented throughout his career. He coupled a great sense of humour and love of…