Foundation hospital status is a diversion from delivering improvements to the whole of the NHS and should be opposed, UNISON today urged all Labour MPs.
UNISON Head of Health, Karen Jennings, accused the Prime Minister of scaremongering by claiming that the only choice was to go for foundation hospitals.
UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, today described as “dangerous and dated” the local government employers’ submission to the Local Government Pay Commission, warning that it doomed low paid women to even lower pay.
The Prime Minister is mistaken if he thinks the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is the solution to public service reform, UNISON, the UK’s biggest union said today.
UNISON, the UK
UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, said:
“While improved regional statistics are welcome to aid the case for pay supplements in high cost areas, we would not be happy with a move towards regional pay and will be watching developments closely. Extra pay in one part of the country cannot be at the expense of others.
UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, reacting to the Budget, said:
“We are delighted the Chancellor has stuck to his guns and continued to put public services first. This budget will boost confidence in the Government’s ability to deliver the world class schools and hospitals they promised the electorate. And it will boost morale amongst workers.
Anger boiled over today at UNISON
Delegates at UNISON’s National Health Conference in Harrogate, today voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending that Agenda for Change be implemented in 12 development sites across England.
UNISON, the UK’s biggest union representing over 450,000 health workers, today voted to pile pressure on the Government, over its controversial plans to bring in foundation trusts.
UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today called on the Chancellor to introduce a tax rate of 50% on income above £100,000 to sustain investment in our public services and to tackle poverty pay and pensions.
“The hospital seems to be continually in a beds crisis” – stroke nurse, Norfolk “the doors cost as much as £1,000 each, and are an accident waiting to happen” – UNISON rep Worcester “this building is not going to last”; “it’s cheap and nasty” engineering services worker, Hereford; “whoever heard of a kitchen without windows?” Norfolk and Norwich catering worker; “the path lab flooded three times in 18 months, twice with raw sewerage” UNISON, convenor – Carlisle
Alabama 3 heads the line up of bands at Manchester Apollo on 26 April supporting the UK’s largest union UNISON, in conjunction with the TUC, in its Unite Against Racism campaign. Tickets prices have been pegged at £6. Doors open 7pm, concert starts 8pm. The line up includes:
As opposition to the setting up of foundation trusts mounts, UNISON the UK’s largest health union, is today giving MPs seven reasons why they should oppose them. 129 MPs have already signed an early day motion critical of government plans to introduce foundation hospitals, which would and introduce damaging competition and create a two-tier NHS.