Spin is getting in the way of NHS reform. This was the key message from Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, at a health symposium at St Thomas’ Hospital today, to Health Secretary, Alan Milburn. UNISON urged the minister to hold his nerve and stick to the NHS plan which has already been agreed by the government and UNISON.
UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, today won the support of European Public Service unions, representing over 40m people, for a fair wages fight across Europe. The unions have pledged to back UNISON’s campaign to secure measures aimed at protecting British public services workers, who are being pushed into the arms of private companies as part of the Government’s privatisation plans.
UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today welcomed the new NHS recruitment campaign aimed at attracting staff back into the service, saying “bring back the missing workers”.
A broken heart will be on the front of a Valentine’s Day card dropping through the letter boxes of MP’s across the UK today. The card from the UK’s largest union, UNISON, carries the warning “Don’t wreck our hearts over public services”.
UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today demanded answers from the Department of Health, over plans to go ahead and issue tenders for new hospital PFI schemes.
Reacting to a draft policy document on the NHS proposing a health service providing only
UNISON, the UK’s largest union, warned that the 2,400 job cuts announced today by gas transmission company Transco could lead to a major safety failure.
Over 55 per cent of local government workers earn less than the average allowance paid to councillors – £12,500 – leaving them among the poorest paid workers in the public sector.
UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today rejected a 2.5 per cent pay offer by local government employers at the end of the first round of pay talks.
UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today welcomed Government proposals to share expertise across the NHS saying successful managers are the key to turning round failing hospitals.
UNISON, the UK’s largest health union today demanded clarity or withdrawal of controversial wording in a discussion document to be presented at a Labour forum tomorrow.
The Right to Care campaign received a welcome boost today when it revealed that over 100 MPs, from all parties, have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) urging the Government to stop the unfair charging of older or disabled people for essential personal care.
UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today expressed delight and pledged their full support for Government plans to drops proposals to draft in private managers to run so called failing hospitals.
UNISON, the UK’s largest union, has called on the Government to introduce a levy on gas shippers to fund research work into safety and environmental improvement.
UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, said:
“The Prime Minister has come a long way since the ‘scars on my back speech’.