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Latest public poll shows poor trust in Government

The Tory-led Government is failing to convince the public it can be trusted on three key election battleground areas – the economy, the NHS and taxation, according to a ComRes poll for UNISON

Fickle and dangerous cuts leave communities exposed

Environment Agency must have staff and resources to strengthen coastal defences and safeguard against future disasters

Public health risk as World Cup fever strikes

Public and workers ‘caught short’ by public toilet closures

UNISON announces ambitious new proposals to avoid large scale fracking and bring millions in from the cold

Fracking could be thing of the past if homes were properly insulated

Cuts in Social Services budgets laid bare in accounts of ‘Day in the life of social workers’

UNISON report into the difficulties facing social workers day to day

Unions invite health chiefs for meeting with NHS workers

NHS staff side trade unions have invited Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS Employers Chief Executive Dean Royles to meet them and health workers to discuss the growing dispute over pay in the service.

UNISON victory over Weston General Hospital privatisation threat

News that the Weston General Hospital has today pulled back from the brink of privatisation has been greeted as a victory for common sense by UNISON.

Ofsted decision on in-house inspections does not go far enough

The decision to bring school and college inspections in-house is welcome as this is clearly the best model for an accountable and transparent inspection framework, but we are extremely disappointed that this will not apply to early years inspectors

UNISON slams 900 NHS job losses, work transferred to India

The decision about the future of staff, which includes the closure of dozens of offices across the UK, is to be made at a private session in the board meeting tomorrow.

NICE guidance on NHS safe staffing levels falls short

UNISONS latest call for safer nurse to patient ratios, comes in the wake of new draft guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), which the union believes does not go far enough and will be a real disappointment to hundreds of thousands of nurses

UNISON calls for parliamentary debate on proposed NMC fees rise

Plans by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to raise fees for nurses and midwives by 20% to £120 should be dropped right now, said UNISON the UK’s largest health union

Housing repossessions pour more doubt on economic recovery

The Government talks about economic recovery, but the rise in the number of people losing their homes because they cannot afford their mortgage repayments, paints a very different picture

UNISON calls for transparency over health and social care plans

The Government’s plan for integration seems to be foundering. UNISON, NHS and social care workers warned months ago that it would be a rushed job and this is now being echoed by the Cabinet Office

UNISON calls on LGA to engage in further talks with trade unions over pay dispute

UNISON, the union representing 600,000 local government workers, is today calling on the Local Government Association to re-consider its refusal to take part in arbitration through ACAS and engage in further talks with trade unions.

ONS figures on number of zero-hours contracts

The rise is risky employment contracts exposes the underlying weakness of economic recovery

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