Speech from UNISON general secretary to national delegate conference in Liverpool today
Heather Wakefield, UNISON’s head of local government: “Libraries are being turned into businesses and UNISON is calling for urgent action to protect them as a vital public service for communities now and in the future.”
Heather Wakefield, UNISON’s head of local government: “The government has acknowledged the damage that 15 minutes care visits can do, but it has failed to stop their use.”
The appalling human cost of David Cameron’s savage cutbacks are revealed in a damning dossier from UNISON. Showing how the Tory-led coalition is causing misery to millions, the report also exposes the damaging legacy that will be left for communities throughout Britain.
The scale of tax avoidance at many water companies will be a focus of UNISON’s water, environment and transport conference where its general secretary, Dave Prentis, will call for a national inquiry.
Cuts to local government are not just leading to the loss of services and quality of those that remain, they are fundamentally restructuring UK society for the worse, said UNISON
Christina McAnea, UNISON head of health: “HCA is not the only private company queuing up to get a lucrative slice of the NHS budget. Starved for cash hospitals will increasingly go down this route in an attempt to bridge the gap between the rising cost of healthcare and shrinking NHS budgets. However, transparency and accountability […]
Employment outlook still gloomy
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis co-signs letter from educationalists, teacher and student representatives and environmental/development organisations who are worried by new draft guidelines removing climate change from the national geography curriculum.
Dave Prentis: “Workers will now have their pay pegged to 1% until 2015-16. What does that say about giving people aspirations?”
UNISON warns chancellor over the state of the UK economy
New buildings boost the economy, and can inspire pupils and staff to achieve more, says union
Without action on fuel poverty we are sleepwalking into a very cold and dark future, warns Prentis
Union says the fact that families will be facing the Dickensian dilemma of ‘heat or eat’ in modern Britain is a ‘scandal’
As quarterly figures reveal that the UK economy has gone back into recession, UNISON, is urging the government to ditch the cuts.