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Manchester City Council Commits to Ethical Care

The Council is signing UNISON’s ethical care charters

Scrapping police community support officers is short-sighted

Dave Prentis urges the Home Secretary to intervene

Refunds for tribunal fees is welcome news

Responding to the government’s announcement that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply for them from today (Friday), UNISON head of legal services Adam Creme said: “The government is now making good on its promise to refund anyone who was unfairly charged to take their employers to court. “The […]

Axing Norfolk’s PCSOs will make the county a less safe place

It’s no coincidence that as PCSO jobs have disappeared across the UK, crime rates have soared

Emergency service workers need greater protection

No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work

Scrap the cap and give workers a proper pay rise, says UNISON

The government’s pay cap is cutting deep for public service workers

Inflation rise means pay cap is cutting deep

All public servants have seen the value of their pay fall year on year

Violence towards staff in charities and housing associations must end, says UNISON

Violence towards staff in charities and housing associations must end, says UNISON Almost half the staff (47%) working for charities and housing associations have experienced violence or aggression, either from people who use their services or from colleagues, according to a recent survey from UNISON. The survey revealed widespread abuse, ranging from verbal threats to […]

Scrapping the NHS pay cap is the right thing to do, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the government’s health announcement

Stigma around mental health must end, says UNISON

Employers urged to ‘take real action’ to support staff

Cuts to mental health leave staff facing violence and aggression, says UNISON

New UNISON survey of staff working in mental health services

The government needs to address the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary

Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON […]

UNISON pays tribute to former general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe

Rodney Bickerstaffe – former General Secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – died today (Tuesday). UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Rodney, or Bick as he was known to many, was a great personal friend to many of us and a dedicated champion of all the union members he proudly represented throughout his career. He […]

Parliamentary debate on lifting the cap must happen

Over 100,000 people have now signed UNISON’s petition on the parliamentary website calling for an end to the public sector pay cap, making a debate in Westminster look increasingly likely, says the union. The petition urges the government to lift the one per cent cap, and give everyone who works in the UK’s schools, hospitals, […]

Care workers ‘too rushed’ to help vulnerable people wash, eat or visit the toilet

Vulnerable and disabled people are going without a wash, proper meals and trips to the toilet because care workers are too rushed to do their job properly, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report Making Visits Matter highlights the ongoing crisis in the UK’s care system, with three in five (63%) […]

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