TUC’s Brexit Campaign

The TUC’s campaign on Brexit is to avoid a no deal. In terms of the objectives these are Keeping all the hard-won workers’ rights that come from the EU, and making sure that UK workers get the same rights as workers in the EU into the future   Stopping a job-destroying “no deal” Brexit, and […]

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for UNISON members

From 25th May 2018 GDPR came into effect. In the regulations are duties which organisations, such as trade unions, comply with.  Failure to comply could lead to heavy fines. Further information is available by following this link

Sleep-in appeal to the Supreme Court is extremely good news

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Trade union recognition agreement signed

UNISON has signed a recognition agreement with one of the UK’s largest housing associations, Optivo Housing, allowing the union to negotiate pay and working conditions on behalf of staff there.

The agreement – signed by UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis and Optivo chief executive officer Paul Hackett – allows the union to both recruit new members and negotiate on behalf of existing ones.

Optivo is one of the UK’s largest housing associations with over 44,000 affordable homes in London, the South East and the Midlands. It was formed following the amalgamation of Amicus Horizon and Viridian Housing Association last May.