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.
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’.
UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today welcomed the withdrawal of the
disinfecting agent Cidex from hospitals, hailing the move as very good news
for nurses’ health and the NHS.
“Stop-gap measures” and “a drop in the waiting list ocean” that is how
UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today described the first NHS
patients travelling to Lille for operations.
A patient who attacked a nurse at St George’s hospital, South London this
week (Tuesday 8th January) is to appear in court in Wandsworth today on
three counts of GBH.
Commenting on the report from a committee of MP’s today on the results of deregulating the electricity industry, UNISON’s Head of Business and
Environment, Mike Jeram, said:
The progress report from the NHS Modernisation Board published today underlines the amount of progress being made in reforming the NHS.
UNISON, the UK’s largest union representing social care staff, today welcomed the draft codes of conduct for nationally agreed standards for social care workers calling them a “step in the right direction”.
An early day motion on public services has received backing from nearly 100
MP’s since it opened and more are expected to sign-up in the next few days.