Staff at 2 MK schools to hold vote of no confidence in UK’s largest academy chain

The UK’s largest academy chain, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), is facing a vote of no confidence by staff over job cuts, health and safety concerns and lack of transparency over its funding arrangements. A survey of staff last year found that 71% of the trust’s school leaders had health and safety concerns about their schools […]

International Workers’ Memorial Day

On Sunday, 28th April 2019, branch officers from UNISON Milton Keynes Area Branch joined other unions in Milton Keynes and representatives from Milton Keynes Council, to remember all those who have died in the course of carrying out their job. Here are a few photos from the event.

Have Your Say

Voting is now open for members to select who you want to represent you on UNISON’s NEC. Some of you will have already received your ballot papers and all of them should have arrived by 29th April (if you haven’t received yours by then please contact UNISON on 0800 0857 857).  You then have until 17th […]

Packing a punch, in the shortest month

It’s only got 28 days but UNISON made every one of February’s count – here’s our regular round up of just a few of the things the union achieved over the last month

You can help inform future social housing policy

The Chartered Institute of Housing has launched a survey into social housing and housing workers and tenants’ views are particularly welcome

Government pay policies are pushing children into poverty, says TUC

Commenting on new analysis from the TUC published today (Thursday), suggesting that more than half a million children from public sector families will be living in poverty by April, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Poor pay has left many public sector families desperately watching the pennies. “A career helping and caring for others was never […]

UNISON calls for a new set of principles for public service contracts

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Minister for the Cabinet Office calling for a new public service ethos to underpin the delivery of services