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Government must find the cash to allow the elderly to be cared for with dignity, says UNISON

Commenting on the warning today (Monday), from the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, that dignified care social care for the elderly will be at risk unless the government makes more money available, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Government spending cuts have put local authority budgets under intolerable […]

UNISON comments on latest NHS deficit figures

Commenting on the latest NHS deficit figures published today (Friday), UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “These new figures confirm the full extent of the financial misery and chaos in the NHS. And the government’s reckless spending cuts are entirely to blame. “It was always ludicrous to expect the NHS to make £22bn worth of […]

Further cuts to police forces could jeopardise public safety and lead to more industrial unrest, warns UNISON

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis has today (Thursday) warned that more cuts to police jobs and budgets could jeopardise public safety, and lead to industrial unrest. In his speech to the union’s annual police and justice conference in Brighton, Dave Prentis said: “Despite promises not to cut frontline policing, all we have seen from this […]

Dave Prentis slams Taxpayers’ Alliance

General secretary criticises comments on pensioner benefits as ‘despicable’

UNISON’s reaction to the Prime Minister’s speech at Tory conference

The Prime Minister talks of launching an ‘all-out assault on poverty’, but his government is soon to make almost three million working families and their five million children significantly poorer.

Local government pension funds’ infrastructure investing must be in members’ best interests, says UNISON

The Chancellor’s decision today (Monday) to allow the local government pensions funds to come together and invest on a grander scale is welcome. But any investment must be in scheme members’ best interests, not just in the government’s, says UNISON. Before the Chancellor tries to get the funds that are responsible for the pensions of […]

The government has got it wrong over tax credits, says UNISON

Commenting on remarks made by the Prime Minister over the weekend and by the Chancellor today (Monday) at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government is on the back foot over tax credits and ministers know it. They keep saying that families will be better off, but figures […]

Government’s tax credit snatch and grab will hit more than 2.7m working households across the UK

Tax credit cuts will leave millions of families with 5.2 million children worse off says UNISON research published today

UNISON lobbies for pay justice for school and council workers

Cymru Wales members gather at local government meeting

UNISON general secretary salutes members ahead of Rhondda lobby

Local government workers protest over slashed car allowance

Caerphilly council condemns the trade union bill

UNISON general secretary congratulates council on opposition to bill that ‘rips up good employment relations’

UNISON warns of staff exodus as two-thirds plan to leave the NHS

Low pay and staff shortages driving NHS staff to consider quitting the service

Labour’s new kinder way will help to win people back to the party

UNISON welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s vision of a ‘kinder, more caring’ society

UNISON comments on job cuts at Redcar steel plant

‘The government needs to take direct action’ on Redcar job cuts

UNISON welcomes an end to speculation that free school meals face the axe

Free school meals are a ‘lifeline’ to many families

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