Ambulance Worker Accepts £140,000 Compensation for Back Injury

An ambulance worker who lost the job he loved as a result of a serious back injury, has today accepted an offer of £140,000 compensation from the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service. Mr Norman Thurrell (58) was supported by his union, UNISON, after he was badly injured in August 1999 as a result of faulty ambulance equipment.

UNISON Victory as DOH Scrap Plans for Professional Indemnity Cover for Agency Nurses

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Issues Warning Over High Pressure Selling by Compensation Claims Firms

UNISON, the UK

Repeal of Section 28

UNISON, the UK

Elitist Hospitals Undermine Fondations of NHS

UNISON, the UK

Queen’s Speech

Reacting to the busy legislative programme set out in the Queen

Foundation Hospitals Have No Place in Queen’s Speech Says UNISON

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Social Work Pilot gets the Thumbs Up

UNISON, the UK

European Social Forum in Florence

The twin themes of equity and access form the key planks of a major speech delivered by UNISON

UNISON welcomes Nicky Gavron as London Labour candidate for mayor

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Issues Warning of

On the eve of the Select Committee Inquiry into the future of pensions, UNISON, the UK

Further Education Colleges strike a success, says UNISON

UNISON, the UK

Support staff and lecturers in FE Colleges set to strike on 5 November

FE college lecturers and support staff will hold a one-day nation-wide strike on Tuesday 5 November in protest at a 2.3% pay offer by college employers, the lowest on offer in the public sector this year, say the FE unions. It is the first time the lecturer and support staff unions have joined forces in strike action in FE colleges.

Urgent Action Needed to Stop Nurses

Half of all nurses have seriously considered leaving their jobs because of poor pay. This is the shock finding revealed in a new survey* by UNISON, commissioned as part of the union

BMA Vote on Pay

UNISON, the union representing thousands of health managers at every level, today rejected suggestions that managers imposing the wrong priorities, are to blame for consultants rejecting the new NHS contracts.