Are you a UNISON activist? Involved in your branch or community? Want to organise a local event around an issue? Or are you running a local campaign? If so, we have lots of advice, guidance and useful resources available to you. Below is an overview of current national UNISON campaigns.
A million voices for public services
But our members don’t just work in public services – they and their families rely on them too.
We believe that cutting back public service spending and putting our services in the hands of private companies through more privatisation puts all our communities at risk. UNISON is speaking up for public services and for the people who provide them.
That’s why we are campaigning at a national, regional and local community level to make the case for properly funded, publicly-provided local services.
A Living Wage
The idea behind a living wage is very simple: that a person should be paid enough to live decently and to adequately provide for their family. At its heart is an ethical argument for preventing in-work poverty and ensuring workers are not exploited through low wages.
The national minimum wage is too low
The adult rate for the statutory national minimum wage is currently £6.31 per hour. This has been proven to be too little for a person to make ends meet for themselves and their family.
The voluntary national living wage rate is currently £7.65 an hour, outside of London. The voluntary London living wage is currently £8.80 an hour and some 4.8 million people, 20% of the working population, earn less than a living wage. Read more…