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Labour rescue plan gives NHS hope, says UNISON

The health service would be revitalised by this major cash boost to our most cherished national institution

Northern Ireland NHS staff and social workers back strike action, says UNISON

The ballot concentrated on safe staffing levels and pay parity, as health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain.

More workers deserve to be paid the real living wage, says UNISON

Next government must help low-paid staff

Families will be thrown a lifeline by early-years plans

Restoring Sure Start centres is a major priority

Visas for overseas NHS staff just ‘window-dressing’, says UNISON

Hostile Tory policies have left overseas staff feeling unwanted and anxious about their futures

Labour plans will transform working lives of women

Commenting on Labour’s proposals to improve the workplace for women, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “Balancing work with caring for children or elderly parents and running a home can be a struggle for many women. “Good employers know that paying women fairly, offering them generous maternity leave and pay packages, along with flexible […]

Sustained investment needed to fix years of Conservative cuts, says UNISON

Chancellor’s pledges nowhere near enough to tackle nine years of austerity

Critical incident shows hospitals are ‘creaking at the seams’, says UNISON

Nottingham emergency highlights pressures across the NHS

Conservatives putting everything up for grabs on NHS, says UNISON

Briefing lays bare Tory thinking

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Drug and alcohol workers take pay fight to Addaction’s London HQ

Drug and alcohol support workers will be demonstrating outside the headquarters of employer Addaction today (Wednesday), over broken pay promises, says UNISON. Fifteen employees from Leigh and Wigan – who are midway through a five-day strike – will be in the capital to force the charity to listen to their demands for fair pay. The […]

female cleaner in a hospital

HCPC fee rethink shows effectiveness of campaign

Review must back more modest increase

Council workers protest about low pay prior to pay talks

Proper funding for local authorities is needed in order to protect jobs, pay staff properly.

NHS is ‘unsafe’ in hands of Conservatives

Government policies like scrapping student nursing bursaries have been a disaster. The NHS is clearly unsafe in their hands

NHS workers to strike at three hospitals over privatisation plans

Facilities staff at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals in Berkshire, and at Frimley Park in Surrey have announced dates for strike action, in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the NHS. Their employer Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) plans to privatise up to 1,000 NHS cleaners, caterers, porters, security and estates staff […]

Disabled staff need more workplace support and fairer pay, says UNISON

Closing disabilty gap is key priority for union

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