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The NHS needs a Labour government

Under a Labour government the NHS and the dedicated people that work for it would at long last receive the proper investment and respect they deserve.

Birmingham City Council is cutting care workers’ hours at the expense of local people

Dozens of Birmingham care workers are planning to travel to Liverpool today (Monday) to lobby delegates attending the Labour Party Conference over the City Council’s plans to cut their hours.

Public service staff at ‘tipping point’ over unpaid overtime and low pay, says UNISON

Public services support staff – including teaching assistants, hospital porters and police community support offers (PCSOs) – are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year*, says a report from UNISON published today (Monday). The figure is the equivalent of 25,000 extra public service staff working full time. It highlights how far […]

‘Dehumanising’ benefits system must be reformed, says UNISON

Women, working families, disabled people and ethnic minorities are being penalised by unjust policies which undermine their financial independence and leave some destitute, says UNISON. The union will today (Saturday) call on the Labour Party to campaign for a fair social security system that reverses cuts to work allowances and scraps the current two-child limit […]

Mismanagement by academy trust leaves vulnerable students and staff facing huge cuts

Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement.

Midlands college facing financial collapse refused to heed warnings

It’s a disgrace that financial troubles have escalated to this level.

NHS pause of ‘subcos’ long overdue

This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.

UNISON launches national staff and patient safety survey

Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, NHS students, ambulance workers, therapists, and administrative, facilities and technical staff across the UK are being asked to record how their shift goes tomorrow (Tuesday) for UNISON’s annual staff safety survey. The survey findings, which the union hopes will shed light on the safety and well-being of staff and patients across […]

UNISON demands that Labour in government ends privatisation from day one

There must be a commitment to abolish the divisive, destructive and damaging policy of privatisation.

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today (Sunday)

NHS England right not to make flu jab compulsory

While it makes sense for staff to be encouraged to get the flu jab, no-one should feel that they have no option but to have it

Pension reform is urgently needed, says UNISON

Unclear investment systems are leaving workers in the dark over the cost

School staff buckling under intolerable workloads and mounting stress, says UNISON

Drastic cuts, staff restructuring and rocketing stress levels are becoming the norm in UK schools, according to a survey of school support staff published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The findings – summarised in the report Lessons in Austerity – highlight the funding crisis that is having such a devastating effect on workloads and morale as […]

UNISON and National Police Chiefs’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment

This research finds levels of sexual harassment consistent with that reported in police forces internationally as well as other workplace surveys.

Northamptonshire County Council cuts will devastate lives, warns UNISON

The Council has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty for local residents and for staff.

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