Taking the sleep-ins fight to the Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal against last summer’s Court of Appeal judgment affecting care workers on sleep-in shifts. This decision will offer hope to hundreds of UNISON members in the private care sector in Gloucestershire. The...

New Pay Scales for Local Authority Staff

New pay scales for local authority staff will come into effect in April this year. UNISON has been working with Gloucestershire County, Gloucester City, Tewkesbury Borough and Stroud District Councils to develop the new scales. We will be consulting members in these...

2019 Annual General Meetings

Dates for our Annual General Meetings have been added to our events and you will already have noticed our AGM banner at the top of our home page.  Please try and attend one of our meetings.  We want to meet you and hear your views on how you would like your branch to...

Celebrating 40 years of Health & Safety Reps

It’s forty years since the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 was passed into law, four decades where union reps have worked with employers to protect the health and safety of their workers. You can read more on the TUC website here. UNISON...

UNISON wins landmark Tribunal fee victory

UNISON has won a landmark court victory against the government, which means that employment tribunal fees will now be scrapped. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – has unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it...