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Compass hospital workers take fair pay protest to company’s Surrey HQ, says UNISON

Most Compass employees earn minimum wage, yet work with NHS colleagues paid more for same jobs

Low-paid UCL workers celebrate UNISON-brokered pay deal

UniversityHundreds of outsourced UCL staff are celebrating after UNISON secured the same pay, pension and annual leave rights as directly employed workers.

Health service workers in Northern Ireland must be paid fairly in line with rest of UK, says UNISON 

NHS workers in Northern Ireland have only had a one-year deal of between 1.5 – 3% imposed last year, while other parts of the NHS were awarded three-year pay deals.

Apprenticeship restrictions mean hundreds of millions of pounds of NHS funds going to waste, says UNISON

UNISON says government should change the rules so levy money can be used on wages

Menopause workplace guide launched by UNISON

From migraines to panic attacks, the menopause can have a significant effect on staff.

New deal is a ‘huge leap backwards’ says UNISON

Commenting on the new Brexit deal announced today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This deal isn’t a step forward, it’s a huge leap backwards. It would risk every workplace right and leave public services exposed and vulnerable. “The only quick free trade deals to be had would involve the UK paying a heavy price, with […]

Low-paid workers protest at UCL’s ‘callous’ employment system

Hundreds of UCL cleaners, porters, security officers and catering staff will demand their outsourced jobs be returned to the university, so workers doing the same jobs receive the same pay, pension and annual leave, says UNISON today (Thursday). This afternoon (from 1pm to 3pm) support staff from across UCL will gather outside the university’s main […]

Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

‘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

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