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Scottish college workers vote to strike in pay dispute

Scotland’s college employers will have one more chance to avoid strikes by support workers at negotiations scheduled for later this month, after UN

How much have higher education workers lost?

Just how much have workers in higher education lost through years of no or very low pay rises?

UNISON sets out its own Olympian stall in Birmingham

As the Olympics reach their crescendo in Rio this weekend, UNISON members can get their own dose of live sporting action at Birmingham’s Alexander

Background check on the UN: an interview with Natalie Samarasinghe

What is the UN? What does it do and how does it do it?

East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: Decision Time

The 30 August meeting of the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee will decide on the p

UK fails to attend international discussions on nuclear disarmament

This week, the UK is absent from UN meetings attended by over 130 countries to discuss ways of “taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament neg

What do Olympians and the champions of our public services have in common?

Like most of the country, I’ve been fascinated, amazed and delighted by the Rio Olympics and the incredible performances of Team GB.

UNA-UK launches new strategic plan: Global citizens for global solutions

UNA-UK's new strategic plan aims to build on UNA-UK's recent successes while adapting to a period of increased uncertainty - both at home and abroa

ODPs to come under the allied health professions umbrella

Operating department practitioners will be represented at the highest professional level in England by the chief allied health professions officer

How will the new housing act affect you and your family?

UNISON has published a new briefing on the 2016 Housing and Planning Act, warning that it will have a severe impact on the provision of housing in


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