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Pace of change must increase to drive out NHS discrimination

Funding and real change needed on racism and the removal of barriers for disabled workers

Care has gone into a tailspin under this government

Next government must make social care a priority

Violence in schools is no laughing matter

Education secretary is wrong to make light of aggression

Urgent action needed to avert school technician recruitment crisis

Low pay, heavy workloads and a lack of appreciation are why schools and colleges are struggling to attract technicians

Harassment, abuse and discrimination have no place in a 21st century NHS

Staff must be able to do their jobs free from attacks and abuse

Chancellor is living in a fantasy world

The NHS, councils, care and other public services need help and tax cuts won’t deliver it

Energy firm OVO must halt job cut plans and find another solution

Further cuts will damage services

Care sector couldn’t function without its migrant workforce, says UNISON

A national care service and a fair pay agreement for care staff are needed to reform the care service

NHS pay key to cutting waiting lists, says UNISON

The government must negotiate a proper pay package for health workers to halt the steady drain of experience from the NHS

A significant pay rise is essential for local government and school staff, say unions

Claim calls for a wage rise of £3,000 or 10%, whichever is higher

Mitie must pay healthcare workers what they are owed or strikes will continue, say UNISON and Unite

Staff will strike for second time today over failure to honour NHS lump-sum payment

Hundreds of Mitie staff striking today at Dudley Group hospitals

Staff demand NHS payment given to hundreds of thousands of other health workers

Good employers must do the right thing for menopausal women

Staff must be helped to feel comfortable

Prospective MPs urged to back new national care service

A national care service would mean the quality of care is of the same high standard, no matter where in the country it was being provided.

The government’s plan to tackle polluting water companies is wide of the mark

Adding a handful of inspectors will make little difference

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