Inflation rise terrible news for families and public services, says UNISON

The soaring cost of living means growing anxiety for low-income families.

Fixing the NHS staffing crisis should be the government’s priority, says UNISON

Another top-down reorganisation is not the start to the new year that NHS staff in England were expecting.

NHS staff-shortage crisis needs more than a quick Omicron fix, says UNISON  

Employers are using desperate measures to cope with desperate times. But stretching dwindling numbers every thinner cannot solve this staffing crisis. 

Ovo job cuts devastating for staff and worrying for consumers, says UNISON

Hard-working staff across the company will be devastated as they anxiously await their fate

Government guidance for schools increases Covid risk and threatens learning, warns UNISON

Unsafe practices and inappropriate arrangements to cover for teachers aren’t the way to protect education.

NHS ‘running on empty’ because government refuses to address staffing crisis, says UNISON

A properly-funded staffing plan is the single most important step ministers can take to relieve pressures over the next few years.

Extra Covid measures should have been introduced weeks ago

Air filters and masks welcome but nowhere near enough

Health staff ‘wrung dry’ by pandemic pressures, says UNISON survey         

Findings show more than two thirds have experience burn out and three in five overwhelmed by long shifts

Unions slam college employers over 1% pay offer

A one per cent pay offer is a joke – and not a funny one.

Allow schools to close early as Omicron spreads exponentially, says UNISON 

Stopping the virus in its tracks and keeping pupils and communities safe should be a top priority

Rising prices have left public service pay ‘well and truly behind’, says UNISON 

Pay awards and wage offers significantly below the cost of living will do nothing to address the growing staffing crises in health and care

Extra safety measures are the right approach but still more can be done, says UNISON

Public must play their part to ease pressure on NHS

Public money for care should not be filling offshore bank accounts

Social care cash should stay within the system to improve care and invest in the workforce

White paper fails to fix workforce shortage or mend broken system in social care

Government has not delivered bold, ambitious plan that is needed

Council and school workers deserve much more than below-inflation pay offer as strike ballot begins

Recommendation is to vote yes to strike action