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Liz Chinchen E: press@unison.co.uk M: 07778 158175
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Council funding boost will do nothing to fix deep-rooted problems in social care

What’s needed is a national care service that’s adequately funded, with proper standards and fair pay for its workforce.

Boosting sick pay during the pandemic would have helped prevent virus spread

Matt Hancock’s enthusiasm for boosting sick pay would have been far more helpful when he was health secretary

Matt Hancock continues to ‘shirk responsibility’ for pandemic lives lost, says UNISON   

Christina McAnea says ministers must show they ‘care about social care’

Rising visa fees and reduced student numbers could worsen NHS recruitment crisis, says UNISON

Ministers have to understand there are consequences to demonising migrant workers, who may choose not to come to the UK

Government should be investing in schools not banning strikes, says UNISON

Minimum service levels in schools could take away right to strike entirely

Government must drop cruel migrant curbs and end exploitation in social care

The care system would implode without migrant care staff.

Jenrick plan to cap migrant workers would collapse care system, says UNISON

Instead of seeking solutions to serious problems, ministers are demonising migrant workers and seeking scapegoats

Cash-strapped school support staff are paying for pupils’ essentials

Dedicated staff using food banks and cutting back on heating to cope in cost-of-living crisis

Autumn statement is a cynical ploy that won’t fool the public

Yet again public services didn’t get a look in, aside from being told to deliver more for less.

Come clean about school risks and invest to remedy problems

Years of neglect and underfunding have worsened the situation, leaving some schools on the verge of collapse.

Ministers should fix the country rather than reheat failed anti-union laws

Picking fights with unions is a waste of valuable time

Education support staff in Northern Ireland need urgent action on pay

Reform needed so wages are applied fairly

Improving wages and fixing social care must be among new health secretary’s priorities

Victoria Atkins will have her work cut out with NHS problems affecting staff and patients

Ministers picking on LGBT+ community does not deflect from government’s appalling record on rights, says UNISON

Christina McAnea to address union’s annual LGBT+ conference in Liverpool

King’s Speech shows the government is all out of ideas

Conservative neglect has depleted public services

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