The National Audit Office (NAO) report on the public finance initiative provides a scathing indictment of PFI and PF2, and confirms many of the fears UNISON has been raising for more than 20 years, the union said today (Thursday). The NAO says there are currently 700 PFI and PF2 deals in operation, and if no […]
It’s highly damaging that so many nurses are leaving the NHS so soon after qualifying.
Twenty grieving families will now, quite rightly, be demanding answers
The government needs to safeguard services and protect staff
In recent years they’ve seen the value of their pay fall, now the university wants to cut their income in retirement too
Shortage of staff and lack of funding is the real threat to the NHS
The NHS is under unsustainable pressure and the government needs to take action
Guide will help members of local government pension schemes push for changes in the investment of their funds
Being able to feed their families, afford dental treatment, repair their cars or pay off debts are some of the things that health workers could afford if the government gave them a decent pay rise, according to a survey released today (Sunday) by UNISON. UNISON says the findings expose the financial hardship suffered by NHS […]
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans. Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, […]
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the rise in inflation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation at its highest level in six years, many public service workers are facing a bleak Christmas. “With wages now lagging even further behind the cost of living, the government’s punishing pay cap is pushing families to the brink. It’s […]
The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do
Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.
Alarming report shows the amount of strain the NHS is under even before winter pressures have kicked in