Local Government Pension Schemes should be divested from fossil fuels within five years, Unison has argued today.
Severe staff shortages in residential care homes are denying elderly people the most basic levels of care, according to a survey of care workers.
Local government workers should be given a 5% pay rise following eight years of government-imposed pay restraint, trade unions have argued.
Parents and teachers are concerned about the impact of nearly £3bn in school funding cuts on the quality of education in the UK’s schools.
The safety of pupils is being put at risk by school cuts, public sector union claims as survey reveals school office employees are carrying out tasks that go beyond their remit.
Industrial action in Scotland over local government pay has been scuppered after a ballot by Unison failed to reach the minimum threshold of the new Trade Union Act.
Public sector recruitment hovers on the ‘brink of crisis’, union says as think tank warns the squeeze on public sector pay may force workers to move to the private sector.
The 1% cap on public sector workers will cost the UK economy £16bn by 2020, new figures from GMB have revealed.
Hundreds of thousands of local government workers are being consulted on the latest pay claim.
GMB has warned that 85 Conservative MPs could be at risk in upcoming the General Election due to the squeeze on public sector pay.