Inside the NHS’s winter crisis

The nation is in panic over the so-called ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS. But according to paramedic and UNISON member Jason Anderson, such pressures have become “the norm” for health staff on the frontline

NAO report is a scathing indictment of PFI, says UNISON

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 […]

The year ahead: this is what we’ll be doing

UNISON members from the union’s executive look ahead at what we can expect, and what your union is planning, for the next 12 months

UNISON comments on rising number of nurses leaving the NHS

It’s highly damaging that so many nurses are leaving the NHS so soon after qualifying.

Christmas deaths in Eastern England reveal true extent of winter crisis

Twenty grieving families will now, quite rightly, be demanding answers

The NHS crisis in five charts

Unless you’ve been truly hibernating so far this year, you will have heard that thousands of NHS operations have been cancelled. But what is the NHS winter crisis?

Take action against Philip Hammond’s comments on disability

Ask your MP to sign an Early Day Motion asking the Chancellor to retract his comments

Blog: Carillion’s collapse has shown the true face of privatisation

What we’re increasingly seeing is a situation where the government and big business play roulette with public services – with the only possible outcomes a big financial gain for the privateers and a massive loss for everyone else.

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Carillion’s collapse is terrible for staff and the taxpayer, says UNISON 

The government needs to safeguard services and protect staff

Proposed pension changes will hit lowest paid university staff

In recent years they’ve seen the value of their pay fall, now the university wants to cut their income in retirement too

‘Free protesters and trade unionists,’ UNISON urges Iran

General secretary Dave Prentis writes to President Hassan Rouhani in wake of arrests following recent protests

LGA survey shows social workers are struggling to cope

The government must give councils the cash they need to recruit more child protection staff and keep all children safe

More than 40% of the UK’s school kitchen staff are in debt due to low pay, says UNISON

Four in ten (41%) school kitchen staff are worried about their pay, with one in five (21%) earning the minimum wage, a new UNISON survey published today (Friday) has revealed.

Flu jab is important but not the real threat to the NHS, says UNISON

Shortage of staff and lack of funding is the real threat to the NHS