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Union vows to stand against any smokescreen for health cuts

‘UNISON has never been anti-change, but will oppose things bad for services, bad for communities and bad for staff’

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Better pay, safer staffing and fully funded training pledged at health conference

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth launches triple promise and warns: ‘The future of the NHS is at stake in this election’

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Pay claims submitted on behalf of English and Welsh college workers

UNISON and fellow further education unions ask for ‘inflation plus’ pay rises from September

Hospital staff paying ‘extortionate’ charges to park at work, says UNISON

Some hospitals are charging NHS staff, including low-waged nurses and porters, ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top chargers with full-time staff paying £85.38 a month to park at the Royal Free Hospital site. Others include the […]

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UNISON responds to Labour’s pledge for NHS staff

Photo: Jon Ashworth, shadow health secretary. Photo: Jenny Harvey – @Jenksy Responding to Labour’s NHS election pledge, announced by shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth (Wednesday) in Liverpool – at UNISON’s annual health conference – UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “NHS staff give one hundred per cent day in, day out with many doing life-saving work. […]

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NHS employers tempted to view apprentices as ‘cheap labour’, warns UNISON

Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions

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Health members look to ballot box and beyond to win battle over pay

UNISON’s health conference approves a renewed campaign strategy against the government’s 1% pay cap

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‘The fight’s not over’ in campaign to save NHS bursaries

UNISON health delegates hear moving proof of the value of the bursary for student nurses

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Ambulance staff are ‘breaking under the strain’

UNISON health delegates discuss the pressures on ambulance members whose stressful jobs are made even more difficult by cuts

Blog: The Conservative Party are the problem, not the solution

A general election is always a moment when we decide the future of our country, but perhaps never more so than this time with Brexit on the horizon. After all this Tory government have done, they’re now seeking a renewed mandate to make public servants worse off, easier to fire or even put more of them out of work. Nowhere is this threat clearer than in the NHS.

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British people face a ‘real choice’ on health

Mayoral candidate Steven Rotheram accuses government of ‘underfunding, understaffing and over-stretching’ health service

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‘Six weeks to save the NHS’, says Prentis

UNISON health conference told: ‘We must put the health service centre stage in the general election’

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Don’t trust the Conservatives with the NHS, says UNISON general secretary

‘With the election just over six weeks away, the NHS needs those who have the will, the spirit and the dedication to fight for it, and to save it,’ Dave Prentis tells health conference

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Patients still at risk from chronic nurse understaffing, says UNISON

Chronic understaffing across the NHS is putting patient lives at risk, according to UNISON’s UK-wide annual survey of nurses published today (Monday) at the start of its health conference in Liverpool. The 2017 survey found that the situation has not improved over the last 12 months. Almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents still saying wards are […]

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Fighting for the future of homecare

A group of homecare workers from Haringey have made headlines with their battle for the minimim wage