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Working people should fear what comes next

‘Theresa May will go down in history as one of the worst prime ministers’

British Steel collapse will devastate affected communities

‘The collapse of British Steel and the threat of thousands of job losses is devastating news’

Bradford hospital workers balloted over strike action to fight ‘backdoor privatisation’

Bradford hospital staff start industrial action vote over NHS trust’s plans to transfer them to wholly owned subsidiary company

Probation return to public control is welcome but must be administered locally, says UNISON

Grayling’s botched reforms have finally been abandoned

Birmingham care workers celebrate momentous victory

Long-running strike looks to be over

Supreme Court ruling will add to child poverty, says UNISON

Vulnerable families could see living standards fall

Domestics vote overwhelmingly for strike action to halt privatisation at the Princess Alexandra

Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Friday) voted almost unanimously in favour of strike action against plans to outsource cleaning services. UNISON members voted 99% in favour of industrial action on an 84% turnout. The 220 staff that provide cleaning and domestic services warn that if jobs are transferred to the […]

UNISON recommends higher education staff reject ‘inadequate’ pay offer

A pay offer to higher education staff falls far short of the annual rise they deserve as university bosses have seen their salaries soar, says UNISON. The union’s higher education executive has now agreed unanimously to recommend the “inadequate” 2019/20 pay offer from UCEA higher education national employers should be rejected. UNISON will now undertake […]

Drastic action needed to stop nurse and midwife exodus, says UNISON

Investment needed in apprenticeships to train for the future

Pay rise victory for privatised NHS workers

Catering workers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have won their pay battle after two days of strike action, says UNISON. Their employer Sodexo had previously refused to give its workers the same pay rise as the one agreed last year for health staff directly employed by the NHS. But after two days […]

Probation privatisation has been a shambles and must end now, says UNISON

Time to return services to public control

UK’s biggest academy chain faces vote of no confidence from staff

Education unions representing staff at Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) – the largest academy chain in the UK – are today (Wednesday) launching a ballot asking if employees have confidence in the trust’s leadership. The move comes after AET failed to listen to staff concerns over proposed cutbacks and restructuring. The changes will put the wellbeing […]

Four Seasons difficulties show care sector is in need of urgent reform

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that two of the holding companies behind care firm Four Seasons have gone into administration, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The company has been teetering on the brink for some time. While today’s announcement won’t immediately affect jobs or the running of care homes, it should act as an […]

Consensus on NHS workforce plans encouraging but need for extra funding mustn’t be forgotten

New funding must allow existing staff to develop their careers and a comprehensive and rewarding apprenticeship programme is needed to bring new recruits into the NHS

Firm strategy and better data needed to tackle abuse of NHS staff, says UNISON

Ministers must put commitments into action to stop violent attacks

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