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Blog: Call 999 – the terrifying crisis in the ambulance service

We need them when things are at their worst, but demand on paramedics has been increasing, recently hidden by the pandemic. How can our first responders be helped?

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Sandwell leisure staff strike again over ‘fire and rehire’ tactics

Leisure trust that is set to run the aquatic centre for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is targeting staff while having millions in the bank

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UNISON police staff committee urges members to reject pay freeze

UK government seeks to impose a pay freeze on most staff – which, with inflation at 3.9%, effectively means a pay cut

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Environment Agency unions seek meeting on ‘indefensible’ pay offer

Real terms pay cut ‘will be a source of national embarrassment’ to the nation as it attempts to battle climate change

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UNISON urges councils to ensure care staff are properly paid

Call comes after the government ‘names and shames’ companies in England and Wales for flouting minimum wage legislation

UNISON Cymru/Wales opens consultation on NHS pay

‘It’s vital that we use this consultation to hear from members in every part of the Welsh NHS – every role, every workplace, every pay band’

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UK government includes workplaces in abuse advice

Move comes after years of campaigning and lobbying by UNISON, arguing that home and workplace cannot be easily separated in domestic abuse situations

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‘Now is the time – have your say on pay’

Securing fair pay for hard-working members is UNISON’s top priority, as general secretary urges members to make sure their voices are heard

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UNISON campaign to protect East Midlands NHS jobs pays off

New University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group signs agreement to protect jobs in merged Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital trusts

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Police staff unions angered by employers’ offer of a pay freeze

A freeze would mean a pay cut in real terms, as inflation is rising by all measures

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UNISON welcomes new law to prevent sexual harassment at work

Government set to introduce mandatory duty on employers to protect staff by introducing explicit protections from third-party harassment

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Water regulation needs to be properly resourced, says UNISON

Process must also be independent, says the union, in the wake of the massive fine handed to Southern Water for deliberate acts of pollution

Government postpones controversial health data grab

UNISON welcomes commitment to properly inform and engage with patients

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: How to start solving the housing crisis

Our communities need public services and they need the people providing those services living close by

UNISON condemns ‘slap in the face’ for Scottish local government workers

Scottish unions write joint letter condemning Scottish Government’s failure to provide funding for proper pay rise