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Mental health of NHS staff should be a ‘priority’, says UNISON

Responding to health secretary Matt Hancock’s pledge to overhaul mental health and wellbeing for NHS staff, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said today (Wednesday): “The mental health needs of staff should be a priority. They’re working long hours, in highly stressful conditions, often without a rest. “NHS workers can’t help patients get better unless […]

Government must adhere to long-term plan and keep NHS contracts public, says UNISON

The health secretary must ensure government policy is in line with the NHS long-term plan and keep contracts worth millions in public hands, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Commenting on Labour’s call for Matt Hancock to block private companies from winning NHS contracts worth more than £128m that are currently out for tender, UNISON head of […]

Labour split is ‘terrible news’

Working people need a Labour government but split parties don’t win elections

Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff, says UNISON

Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, says UNISON today (Saturday). A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better protection for employees from unwelcome advances by people using public services, including parents and patients, […]

Bring probation contracts back into public control to avoid further disaster

The government must immediately step in to bring these collapsed services back in-house

We should be proud of our past and ready for the battles ahead, says UNISON general secretary

When we stand together we can take on anyone

HCPC decision to increase fees is ‘hugely disappointing’

The HCPC should be doing all it can to encourage people to continue in their professions

HCPC fee increase is an unjustified ‘tax on practising’

HCPC must listen to its registrants and scrap this increase

Sleep-in appeal to the Supreme Court is extremely good news

Now there’s the chance to clarify the law once and for all

Reduce vice chancellor pay and reward staff fairly across the university sector

The OfS report demonstrates the inequality and injustice at the heart of higher education pay

Government’s care recruitment drive is ‘putting the cart before the horse’

It makes no sense to go all out on a recruitment drive

UNISON wins pay out for low-paid staff at Solihull Sixth Form College

Administrative staff, career advisors, science and art technicians, and library assistants working for Solihull Sixth Form College are to receive eight days additional pay a year as a result of mistakes made about the way public holiday pay was calculated. UNISON negotiated the claims on behalf of 14 members of staff employed on term-time contracts, […]

npower troubles ‘just the tip of the iceberg’

The UK’s entire retail energy market is broken and in need of an urgent fix

GP changes could make ‘all the difference’ to patients

There’s a danger that general practice could simply drain ambulance services of staff

Homecare workers paid less than the minimum wage

Thousands of care workers across England and Wales are being paid less than the national minimum wage because councils aren’t insisting that homecare companies pay for travel time, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, UNISON reveals that more than half (54%) of local authorities in England don’t state in their […]

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