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‘Cocktail of calamities’ pushing people into A&E

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s annual state of care report published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “There’s not enough funding for social care, and out of hours support and NHS 111 are a mess. “This cocktail of calamities is pushing people into A&E who shouldn’t be there, with patients and staff the […]

Queen’s Speech – public services will need ‘substantial investment’ to recover

Now isn’t the time for game playing or cheap political stunts

More than 16,500 schools losing out under new cash allocations for April 2020

Cuts to schools are deeply unfair

British Gas staff to face yet more uncertainty over site closures

More than 2000 staff affected

Health and social care ‘on its knees’

Report highlights devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care

Healthcare staff should be encouraged rather than coerced into flu jab

Forcing workers could be counter-productive

High Court state pension judgment is terrible blow

Campaign will go on, to seek justice

Claims to be the party of the NHS enough to make the blood boil

Brexit must be sorted but not by crashing out of Europe

Four in five schools worse off under government spending plans

Education unions reveal schools worse off than in 2015

Liberata is first private sector firm to back UNISON violence charter

Government service provider supports scheme to protect employees

Chancellor’s spending pledges are a decade too late, says UNISON

Promises for services are just electioneering

Proposals could protect the NHS from a no-deal Brexit

It’s time to draw a line under a system that continually wastes time and money

UNISON appoints national nursing officer

Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge […]

The UK needs a Labour government, says UNISON

Jeremy Corbyn has set out “inspiring vision” for future

The entrance of the Supreme Court

Court decision shows Boris Johnson isn’t fit to be Prime Minister

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling today (Tuesday) that the decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “A man who thinks he’s above the law is a man not fit to be Prime Minister. “His blatant attempt to shut down democracy has failed. Now politicians can return to holding the […]

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