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Migrant family ban makes no sense without proper reform of social care, says UNISON

The ban means overseas care staff will be much less likely to come to work in the UK. But migrant workers are still very much needed

Unfair tribunal fees plan shows government is out of ideas, says UNISON

Tribunal fees deny the poorest and most vulnerable access to justice

Council bailout cash not even a short-term fix, says UNISON 

Councils need proper and sustained funding, not panicked quick fixes to keep the wolf from the door in an election year

Westminster government must unlock funding for Northern Ireland public sector pay rise now

Health and education staff strike over absent pay rise

NHS staff need better pay, not divisive distractions, says UNISON

Pitting different groups of staff against each other is wrong approach

Care changes are a start but won’t solve staffing crisis

What’s needed is the proper reform that can only come from a national care service.

Care worker climb down over families shows government in chaos, says UNISON

Ministers could have spared overseas care staff weeks of worry

Government must ditch ‘catastrophic’ plans for migrant care workers  

UNISON and the National Care Forum warn health secretary of the devastating impact the ban on overseas care staff bringing dependents to the UK will have

Government must hold NHS pay talks early in the new year, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the government issuing pay review body remit letters

Government should focus on fixing social care, not playing politics with people’s lives

Higher pay needed to boost workforce

Supreme Court can stop bad bosses punishing staff who strike

Anyone with a legitimate dispute should be able to exercise their rights without worrying they’ll be treated unfairly

Government tearing families and social care apart with immigration rules, says UNISON

Christina McAnea comments on Justin Welby’s concerns over government visa rules

Water firms should invest in services rather than shareholder payouts

Failing and polluting water companies are jeopardising water quality, killing wildlife and causing untold damage to the environment.

Frontline staff face lottery when it comes to essential criminal check costs

Law needs to change to stop the lowest paid being charged to work

Cruel migration plans are a disaster for health and social care

Government accused of playing roulette with essential services just to placate its backbenchers and the far-right

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