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Gas boss should have pay rise blocked, says UNISON

Staff and investors should seize opportunity at Centrica AGM

Six months is enough but only if politicians come together

The country needs a grown-up relationship with Europe and one that takes account of the June 2016 result.

Bus lane fines for ambulance crews must end, says UNISON

Drivers being hit with penalties for rushing patients to hospital

Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday). Many NHS employees and those working for private firms, including nurses, porters and those in administrative roles, also reveal nutritious meals aren’t available to buy […]

The country is in the hands of Theresa May’s flying circus

The UK is four days away from a catastrophic no-deal Brexit

Cutbacks in mental health care to blame for staff wanting to quit

Findings are based on a new survey, Mental Health Matters, of more than 600 employees across the UK who mainly work in the NHS.

Government must pay up to end growing NHS pay divide, says UNISON

The government must find the money to ensure tens of thousands of low-paid cleaners, porters, security guards and catering staff working for private contractors in hospitals across England receive the same pay rise as colleagues employed by the NHS, says UNISON today (Sunday). The lowest paid workers in the NHS were given a £2,000 pay […]

Environment Agency staff back industrial action over pay

Workers at the Environment Agency are to take industrial action after a below-inflation pay rise was forced on staff earlier this year, UNISON said today (Thursday). Staff overwhelmingly backed industrial action in their demand for a fairer offer than the 1.3% rise they were given back in January.  More than 85% of votes cast supported taking action, which includes stopping […]

Job losses at British Gas ‘disappointing‘

Commenting on the 500 planned redundancies announced at British Gas today

Privatisation at Chesterfield Royal Hospital will drive out staff and is a worrying sign for the future

Responding to the transfer of more than 700 staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust to a new private arm’s-length company this week

New charter sets out role for volunteers in supporting the NHS

Pioneering charter showing how volunteers can make a valuable contribution to the NHS in England, without undermining paid staff or affecting patient safety, is being launched today.

Any Brexit deal should be put to the country

Commenting on the meeting today (Wednesday) between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts

The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing.

It’s time for an election to settle Brexit, says UNISON

Commenting on the failure of the Withdrawal Bill, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Theresa May must stop trying to railroad her awful Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament. It’s been rejected three times, but still the Prime Minister won’t take no for an answer. “The PM has tried to impose a deal that no-one truly believes […]

Change the record, not just the DJ

Theresa May can leave Downing Street, but the country won’t notice a difference while the Conservative Party remains in power.

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