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Avoid a catastrophic ‘no deal’ at all costs, says UNISON

Commenting on the Brexit vote today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The country has no faith in the prime minister’s ability to get her Brexit deal passed, now it’s clear MPs don’t either. It’s time for a vote of no confidence and a general election so people can vote in a new government […]

People claiming universal credit must be compensated after judgement, says UNISON

The government must compensate those who have lost out

U-turn welcome but two-child limit should go for everyone, says UNISON

UNISON welcomes government’s decision not to extend the two-child limit

NHS staffing challenges won’t be solved without money, says UNISON

Commenting today (Monday) on the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS in England, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Finding the NHS more staff, and holding on to those it already has, is key to the success of the government’s plan. “The plan is honest about the scale of the staffing challenge. But nothing […]

NHS staff must be at the heart of the government’s NHS plan, says UNISON

Commenting today (Sunday) ahead of tomorrow’s publication of the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Encouraging people to take better care of themselves won’t alone solve the growing crisis in the NHS. That can only be halted with proper funding and a sensible plan to fill the huge […]

Energy merger collapse means uncertain future for staff, says UNISON

Commenting on the announcement that the proposed merger between energy firm nPower and SSE is no longer happening, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “Bringing together the parts of both companies that look after residential customers was meant to secure jobs and ensure both firms had a future. “Now the deal is off, employees […]

Austerity is still very real for local services, says UNISON

  Commenting on the publication of the government’s local government finance settlement for 2019/20, UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said: “This is another £1bn dose of austerity for councils that will lead to yet more cuts to local services. “In five years over £6bn has been slashed from central government funding for councils. […]

The government is making it harder to fight crime, says UNISON

By slashing police funding, all the government has managed to do is make it harder to fight crime effectively

The government should lower retirement age for ambulance staff, says UNISON

Make ambulance retirement age the same as the other emergency services

Volunteers taking on police roles as cuts continue to bite

Cash-strapped police forces are filling some key job vacancies with unpaid volunteers amid ongoing cutbacks, says a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The number of police support volunteers (PSVs) being used across England and Wales has soared to more than 6,000 – the equivalent of a 15% rise – in just four years from […]

There must be no blurred lines between volunteers and NHS staff

Volunteers shouldn’t take the place of paid employees in the NHS

Axing millions from youth work puts futures at risk, says UNISON

£13.3m gone from youth services in just three years

UNISON comments on new guidance for creation of NHS subsidiary companies

UNISON will be making full use of this guidance in our scrutiny of any future trust plans to set up subsidiaries

UNISON comments on Ailsa hospital attack

Serious assault on health worker

Pay staff fairly to solve the crisis in care, says new report

The crisis in care can no longer be ignored

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