Proper investment in wages and apprenticeships will help ease NHS staffing crisis, says UNISON

Response to major report into health service and care workforce

Cervical screening return to NHS is welcome, says UNISON

Smooth handover now needed and assurances about jobs after privatisation failure

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Liverpool University agrees to apply for living wage status

University’s move comes just days after University of Manchester becomes 5,000th living wage employer

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Lanarkshire college earns living wage accreditation

Announcement comes as Manchester University becomes 5000th living wage employer and UNISON names and shames colleges over pay

Interserve contracts must be bought back in-house, says UNISON

Firm’s collapse another example of catastrophic failures of privatisation

Standing up to racism on UN Anti-Racism Day

Tomorrow (Saturday) the streets of three UK cities – London, Cardiff and Glasgow – will be full of people standing up to racism as they take part in marches and rallies in support of UN Anti-Racism Day.

Glasgow women win again

They take the editor’s award in the city’s Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year awards

Tuberculosis – making sure you don’t have latent TB

UNISON is working with TB Alert to let members know that latent TB can be diagnosed and treated before it wakes up

Employers urged to help lone workers stay safe

UNISON health and safety seminar hears 66% of lone workers have faced violence and aggression

UNISON urges vigilance as new minimum wages rates are due

Union says stewards need to make sure employers are paying the proper amounts when the new wage rates come into force on 1 April

UNISON says Spring Statement housing proposals don’t go far enough

The union welcomes government’s proposals, but is concerned that no further funds are being made available for genuinely affordable homes

The UK is sleepwalking towards a disastrous no-deal Brexit, says UNISON

Commenting on today’s votes in Parliament (Thursday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The UK is sleepwalking towards a disastrous no-deal Brexit. “Unless MPs can get their act together quickly, the country will fall off a cliff and there’ll be no coming back. “It’s time for those politicians who genuinely want to reach a deal […]

Environment Agency staff vote on strike action over pay

The Environment Agency has refused to make a better offer – or even to reopen talks

Blog: Why we’re balloting Environment Agency members on industrial action

We’re balloting our Environment Agency members on industrial action. Our members are dedicated and hard-working and devoted to their jobs, keeping us all safe. They feel – with much justification – that the Agency has taken advantage of this dedication.

Little today for struggling local services, says UNISON

Chancellor’s spring statement fails to tackle the issues that will cast a shadow over generations