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Labour would change social care for the better

UNISON welcomes set of solid proposals that will improve the lives of so many

SSE planned sale shows precarious nature of UK energy market, says UNISON

“The sale is yet another sign that the UK’s energy sector is in a precarious state.”

Out-of-pocket workers to take on outsourcing giant in legal battle

Workers should not be saddled with debt for years because of the blunders of a company

UNISON launches guide to protect gig economy workers

Porters, care workers, security staff and parking wardens are at greater risk of physical and verbal attack, injury or illness, because they work alone for long periods, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as it launches the first union gig economy safety guide. The union warns that staff cuts, the growth of zero-hours contracts and an increase in the […]

Labour’s proposed reforms “promise a sea change in the workplace”

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today (Tuesday) to the delegates gathered at the 151st Trades Union Congress in Brighton,UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “These reforms promise a sea change in the workplace, one that’s long overdue. “It’s become far too easy for unscrupulous bosses to treat their staff unfairly, safe in the knowledge their […]

End privatisation disgrace to protect public services

Privatisation failed in the 80s, again in the 90s and it’s still failing today

Strike ballot for higher education staff over pay and pensions

More than two thirds of staff rejected offers on pay and pensions during the summer

A no-deal Brexit would bring chaos to the NHS, warns UNISON

Health service could be brought to its knees without a deal

Billions needed to address jaw-dropping council funding cuts

Funding announced in the Chancellor’s spending review goes nowhere near to solving this

Teaching assistants use own money to fund uniforms and trips to help struggling parents

UNISON survey uncovers how far teaching assistants go to financially support their pupils

Government has at last acknowledged public services are at breaking point

But voters should be wary of cynical pledges and gimmicks.

Nurse training boost welcome but more needed across whole NHS, says UNISON

Sustained funding required – not just short-term fixes

School uniform supplier must show it doesn’t profit from sweatshop labour

Supplier challenged over ethical concerns

No-deal will leave NHS gasping for breath

Commenting on the statement from the TUC and health unions on the threat posed to the NHS by a no-deal Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS.”

Suspending Parliament smacks of dictatorship

The country must be asked for its view on Brexit

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