It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.
Failure to honour the minimum wage is endemic across the care sector as many homecare workers are unpaid for the time they travel between home visits – which can be up to a fifth of their working day, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is urging the government to end the systematic underpayment that it […]
Nominations are now open for the UK’s only dedicated awards scheme to celebrate the healthcare support workforce
Summer should be a time of warmth and light, but weather aside, there seems precious little of either quality around at the moment.
Staff are ‘rightly anxious’ about the implications of cost-cutting pressure on trusts
Leaders of academy schools are spending taxpayers’ money
UNISON is seeking advice from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) .
Government proposals to force the 89 local government pension funds to invest in infrastructure projects have prompted over 100,000 people to sign a petition calling for a debate in Parliament, says UNISON today (Friday). The proposals are part of the government’s attempt to create six new multi-billion pound British wealth funds. UNISON is concerned that […]
Union calls off strike ballot, for now, after health minister halts damaging move to monthly payments for health workers
Responding to the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to plough ahead with scrapping nursing bursaries and replacing them with loans and fees, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “It was clear from the start that this consultation was a sham. Ministers have simply not listened. They seem not to care that in […]
UNISON has today (Thursday) welcomed the decision by NHS England to shut the Strategic Projects Team (SPT) consultancy. The union has called on the government to learn from mistakes made by the consultants in the past, and reverse the trend towards NHS privatisation. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The SPT has been associated […]
I will always remember Davey as I saw him last – with friends and allies in Durham only a few short days ago, on the platform making his case for all to hear.
UNISON has written to MPs to express deep concern about the Higher Education and Research Bill, which is having its second reading in Parliament today.