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All-women shortlists must not be ‘meddled with’

Dave Prentis urges Jeremy Corbyn to protect female representation

Government only doing ‘half the job’ by replacing police officers

UNISON calls for government to replace the thousands of police staff axed since 2010

Female cleaner working in a corridor

Doctors are not the only ones who need NHS pensions help, says UNISON

Changes must go further for the sake of all workers

Landmark UNISON case confirms minimum annual leave for all workers

Court of Appeal ruling has implications for hundreds of thousands of employees

More funding needed to tackle NHS staffing gaps, says UNISON

New cash will begin to address years of underfunding but more is desperately needed

Staff at Bradford Hospitals Trust strike over privatisation plans

Two-week action to oppose two-tier workforce

No more job cuts at British Gas as chief exec leaves, says UNISON

Reducing dividend instead of staff is positive move

New radio drama highlights the plight of care workers pushed to their limits

UNISON played vital role in scripting BBC Radio 4 series

Unions call for a 10% pay rise for local government workers

Council staff have paid a heavy price during the years of austerity

Boris Johnson must now be held to account for his promises

Commenting on the result of the Conservative leadership election today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson has spent the past few months talking up a no-deal Brexit that would be catastrophic for public services. But after a decade of austerity, those services can’t afford the shock that crashing out of Europe without a deal […]

Labour’s insourcing plans are a welcome first step, says UNISON

Commenting on the Labour Party’s plans to reverse the trend of public services being outsourced to private contractors and bring services back in-house, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This report is a welcome first step on the road to ending the scourge of public service privatisation. For the first time in 20 years we’re seeing positive signs […]

Pay rise must be for all and properly funded, says UNISON

Commenting on reports that the Treasury is to announce a public sector pay rise next week, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “For almost a decade, the wages of public sector workers have been hit hard by the government’s austerity agenda. The incomes of NHS, council, police and school staff will be a long […]

Government should plough money into social care, not tax cuts

Tax cuts for the rich have deprived the UK public of almost £14 billion

Proper planning needed for transition to low-carbon economy

Greater public ownership and a commitment to hydrogen technology must be part of this plan

Local government services aren’t optional, but the bedrock of a caring society

Dave Prentis addressing the Local Government Association annual conference in Bournemouth today (Thursday)

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