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 Government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail
There’s no actual money on the table
It should lead to cheaper bills for households and much more certainty for its workforce
Cutting the income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £8.6bn over the past five years, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The April 2013 decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p has also saved the richest […]
Government plans to reform social care will fall short and won’t get to grips with the huge problems affecting the sector, if the work to shape next year’s green paper fails to involve the views of the UK’s million strong workforce, says UNISON. The Cabinet Office has today announced that the government is to engage […]
The council is backing UNISON’s campaigns on ending the public sector pay cap and promoting dignity in social care
Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.
NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.
The government needs to take action in next week’s budget
This bolt from the blue will have left many of the companies’ employees feeling decidedly anxious
Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table
Commenting on the NHS Providers’ report, There For You: A Better Future for the NHS Workforce, published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably […]
Those with the most at their disposal should be making the biggest contribution to our public services
Poverty pay should have no place in the NHS.