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UNISON responds to latest inflation figures

Commenting today (Tuesday) on the rise in inflation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation at its highest level in six years, many public service workers are facing a bleak Christmas. “With wages now lagging even further behind the cost of living, the government’s punishing pay cap is pushing families to the brink. It’s […]

Give councils and schools the cash to fund a decent pay rise and protect services

The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do

Health unions welcome moves on pay but warn against making staff foot the bill

Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.

UNISON comments on NHS Providers report on winter pressures

Alarming report shows the amount of strain the NHS is under even before winter pressures have kicked in

Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions

The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration

UNISON shows its continuing commitment to adult learning

UNISON renews learning agreements to benefit public service workers

Two-child tax policy exposes the hypocrisy of the Prime Minister, says UNISON

UNISON says the policy is pushing families into poverty

UNISON responds to government’s careers strategy

The government careers strategy is a missed opportunity to pull together an effective and coherent careers service.

Parliament debates UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament. Ahead of the debate, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Prime Minister to ask her why the Budget failed to […]

Drop in nursing applications is disappointing

Government’s decision to scrap the bursary has clearly deterred people from pursuing a career in nursing

Rising housing costs forcing public service workers out of London, says UNISON

UNISON launches a survey report into the impact of housing costs on London’s public service workers

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]

The NHS is not out of the woods yet

The government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail

Budget leaves public services “gasping for air”

There’s no actual money on the table

The standard variable tariff has had its day

It should lead to cheaper bills for households and much more certainty for its workforce

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