UNISON’s legal team has won the inaugural Solicitors Journal award for employment team of the year, against stiff competition from private sector law firms. The awards panel was impressed by the team’s excellent ongoing casework. They singled out UNISON v the Lord Chancellor case, describing it as a “ground-breaking” judicial review challenge to the introduction […]
Union hits out at plans for England contained in government’s police and crime bill
Service group executive recommends industrial action after employer fails to improve on 1.1% for most staff
Freedom of the city accepted by UNISON delegation – on behalf of the whole health care family
Cutting financial ‘lifeline’ to student nurses will leave them thousands of pounds in debt
At a time when our NHS faces a nursing shortage (due in part to mismanagement and attacks on the profession), the government should be pulling out all of the stops to attract more people into careers in the health service.
The huge drop in the number of NHS students, if the NHS bursary is scrapped, will mean even fewer qualified new recruits for the NHS from 2020 – causing trusts to spend more on agency staff or overseas recruitment to make up the inevitable shortfall in numbers.
The leave campaign’s loudest cheerleaders Boris Johnson and Michael Gove don’t even support a publicly-funded NHS. In the past they’ve backed introducing charges for patients and opening up more of the health service to private firms who will put profit ahead of patient care.
One of the great difficulties of a life in a trade union is losing special people when they pass away
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In recent weeks, those who want us to leave Europe – the Tory headbangers, UKIP and friends – have been claiming that the NHS will get more money if we leave the EU. That’s utter nonsense. These are often the same politicians whose government has strangled the NHS of funds over the past six years, […]
Commenting on Michael Gove’s comments about the NHS, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “No-one should be taken in by this latest bout of NHS scaremongering from the Brexit brigade. “Nurses, health visitors, midwives and other health workers who have come to work in the NHS from across the EU have thrown a lifeline to […]
Commenting on new figures showing a deficit of £2.45bn in NHS finances, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This is yet another set of damaging figures that show the NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure. “Patients are suffering as already scarce resources dwindle further still. Targets for A&E admissions, waiting times, and cancer diagnosis […]
Avoiding tax is morally wrong, and pulls vital funds away from public services under pressure – not just at home but around the world. Fighting against tax avoidance is imperative, but it is not a fight we can win alone.
Report finds 83% of organisations failing to comply with sharps regulations