Nurse and midwife numbers dragged down by Brexit effect

Brexit has made many European nationals feel decidedly unwelcome

Blog: The future of our country depends on it

This Tory government have sought to trash early-years support by failing to support it nationally or provide the necessary resources to local authorities. Now that government needs to hear the message loud and clear – it’s time to fund early-years properly.

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University of Bath agrees to reinstate living wage

UNISON welcomes ‘urgently needed first step’ but says more must be done to tackle pay inequality

More join our fight against violence at work

Community service group committed to using the charter to help end the belief that violence and aggression is ‘part of the job’

Court of Appeal pay victory for Nottingham City Council employees

Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny several hundred of its employees the right to incremental pay increases with effect from April 2011, says a judgment handed down at the Court of Appeal. The local authority workers, backed by their union UNISON, successfully challenged the Council’s 2011 decision to stop them receiving pay rises as […]

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Nursery funding campaign goes to Westminster

Salford campaigners to the fore in launching national funding for nurseries campaign at Parliament on 25 April

Blog: A credit to their community

UNISON and our members need to be round the table and involved in the decisions about the future of public services in Northamptonshire. By ensuring that, we’ll achieve better outcomes for everyone – and that’s something, after so much hardship, that’s sorely needed.

Labour’s housing plans give millions priced out of housing real hope, says UNISON

Thursday 19 April 2018 For immediate release Commenting on Labour’s plans to build a million ‘genuinely affordable’ properties over 10 years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s great to see Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party taking the housing crisis so seriously. “A million genuinely affordable homes would be a good start to fixing our broken […]

Blog: The Windrush generation served us all and made our country a better place

It’s time the legal status of the Windrush generation was confirmed once and for all – but the stain their treatment leaves on the already ugly record of this government will take a very long time to fade.

Overworked healthcare assistants not given proper training or supervision

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are being expected to do the work of nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Nearly two thirds (63%) say they are being left to care for patients without enough support from doctors and nurses. The impact is that almost two in five […]

The NHS continues to be ‘alarmingly under-funded’, says health conference

UNISON will continue to campaign for the funding needed to deliver ‘a comprehensive, safe and high quality service’

UNISON vows to step up fight against wholly owned subsidiaries

Delegates at UNISON health conference voice their anger over trusts’ moves to transfer staff and create two-tier workforces

Health conference vows to fight the disease of racism in the NHS

Brexit is fuelling the discrimination against migrant workers, delegates are told

Health conference agrees to back pay proposal

This is just the beginning of better pay for NHS staff, conference delegates hear as they vote in favour of ‘biggest pay rise in 15 years’ and Agenda for Change reform

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HE unions and employers to meet again in May to talk about pay

Meeting follows offer of 1.7%, or £325 a year, made in talks on 13 April