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UNISON wins pay out for low-paid staff at Solihull Sixth Form College

Administrative staff, career advisors, science and art technicians, and library assistants working for Solihull Sixth Form College are to receive eight days additional pay a year as a result of mistakes made about the way public holiday pay was calculated. UNISON negotiated the claims on behalf of 14 members of staff employed on term-time contracts, […]

npower troubles ‘just the tip of the iceberg’

The UK’s entire retail energy market is broken and in need of an urgent fix

GP changes could make ‘all the difference’ to patients

There’s a danger that general practice could simply drain ambulance services of staff

Homecare workers paid less than the minimum wage

Thousands of care workers across England and Wales are being paid less than the national minimum wage because councils aren’t insisting that homecare companies pay for travel time, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, UNISON reveals that more than half (54%) of local authorities in England don’t state in their […]

End threats to pay and hours for Birmingham care workers now

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis is due to show his support this evening (Tuesday) for homecare workers in Birmingham who have been involved in a year-long dispute over their pay and working hours. He is attending a solidarity rally in the city to pledge his continued backing for the staff who have so far taken […]

Last UK hospital outside Agenda for Change joins national agreement

This is great news for staff in Southend

Health service staffing is compromising patient health, says UNISON

Crisis level staffing has become normal across the NHS

Spare the country the calamity of a ‘no-deal’, says UNISON

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit must be avoided at all costs

The government took too long to scrap settled status fee, says UNISON

This idea should never have seen the light of day in the first place

Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference today (Friday) in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers.

Avoid a catastrophic ‘no deal’ at all costs, says UNISON

Commenting on the Brexit vote today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The country has no faith in the prime minister’s ability to get her Brexit deal passed, now it’s clear MPs don’t either. It’s time for a vote of no confidence and a general election so people can vote in a new government […]

People claiming universal credit must be compensated after judgement, says UNISON

The government must compensate those who have lost out

U-turn welcome but two-child limit should go for everyone, says UNISON

UNISON welcomes government’s decision not to extend the two-child limit

NHS staffing challenges won’t be solved without money, says UNISON

Commenting today (Monday) on the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS in England, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Finding the NHS more staff, and holding on to those it already has, is key to the success of the government’s plan. “The plan is honest about the scale of the staffing challenge. But nothing […]

NHS staff must be at the heart of the government’s NHS plan, says UNISON

Commenting today (Sunday) ahead of tomorrow’s publication of the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Encouraging people to take better care of themselves won’t alone solve the growing crisis in the NHS. That can only be halted with proper funding and a sensible plan to fill the huge […]

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