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Cuts to health and housing services push LGBT people to margins of society

Austerity measures imposed on housing, health and police services are pushing LGBT people to the margins of society, according to a report by NatCen Social Research, for UNISON.

New UNISON survey shows jobs cuts in NHS put patients at risk

New survey reveals almost two thirds of NHS workers say they have faced staffing cuts at work and more than half believe these cuts significantly impacted on patient care and safety.

UNISON responds to patients waiting in ambulances

UNISON reacts to new research showing some patients are being forced to wait in ambulances outside hospitals for hours.

Half of hospitals do not have a healthy eating policy

A new report by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food and UNISON shows half of hospitals in England don’t have a healthy eating policy.

New guidance on challenging behaviour from NHS patients

Rising tide of violence needs challenging warns UNISON

Workers a step closer to including commission in holiday pay calculations

Important case as commission is a common feature of the pay package of workers in the UK and across the EU

Autumn Statement

The Chancellor can produce this mirage of an economic recovery and massage the figures as much as he wants, but it doesn’t mask what is being felt in the real world

UNISON responds to new stats on violence against staff in the NHS

UNISON reacts to another rise in the number of physical assaults against NHS staff

Teaching assistants praised as a “class act”

29 November is a national celebration day to recognise the invaluable contribution made by teaching assistants

Npower to cut 1,400 UK jobs in outsourcing to India

UNISONs Matthew Lay, National officer with the Unison union said npower had consistently let its customers and staff down by not investing enough in the workforce, technology or in the latest customer service techniques.

Npower to outsource call centres and axe 1,500 jobs

UNISONs Matthew Lay, national officer for business and environment, said: “Npower have consistently let their customers and staff down by not investing enough in the workforce, technology or the latest customer service techniques..

‘Greedy’ nPower to sack 2,000 staff despite hiking up energy bills

UNISON National officer Matthew Lay said: “nPower have consistently let their customers and staff down by not investing enough in the workforce, technology or in the latest customer service techniques..

UNISON to fight for npower jobs

Confirmation of nearly 2000 npower job cuts and transfers are a bitter blow to staff and customers

Low pay ghetto a sign of divided nation

New statistics showing a staggering 3.5 million workers have been stuck on low pay for more than a decade solidly reinforces the picture of how divided our nation has become

UNISON responds to new FOI on use of taxis and police cars to pick up patients

New findings show taxis and police cars are increasingly being sent to 999 emergency calls instead of ambulances to pick up patients.

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