Mental health services across the UK are struggling as a result of chronic underfunding and increased demand. This is having a negative effect on people who use these services and on the health and wellbeing of the staff who provide them. UNISON is the largest union in the NHS and we believe there should be […]
Every hour of every day, people who work in public services help make everyone’s lives better.
Council services are there for you when you need them, making your community a decent and safe place to live. But years of Westminster’s savage spending cuts have forced councils to scale back services.
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.
Water companies should pay their staff a living wage. The UK water industry has the chance to become the first sector to be entirely Living Wage accredited. UNISON is campaigning for all UK water companies to become accredited as Living Wage Employers, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. The current rates, announced on 31 […]
Government plans to restructure the further education sector on cheaper lines are focussing on curriculum, estates and back office. UNISON is concerned about the threat this raises around job security and site closures or relocations.
In September we announced that the NHS Staff Council had agreed to publish a new Band 6 paramedic profile along with technical guidance from JEG to help local matching panels evaluate their current paramedic roles. It has taken a little longer than hoped but we are very pleased to welcome the publication of the profile […]
The government’s plans to scrap NHS bursaries will leave student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with over £52,000 worth of debt. The fear of debt will discourage many people from becoming healthcare professionals, exacerbating the current recruitment crisis. This will have disastrous repercussions for patient safety. Join UNISON now by calling on the government […]
The current system of homecare is failing the people who receive it and the people who provide it. UNISON is campaigning for more funding and better quality homecare services. Visit the Save Care Now campaign website.
UNISON is campaigning to ensure everyone who works in our NHS is valued, whatever role they fill.