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Tribunal orders council to compensate workers offered cash to sign away rights

Bromley Council has been ordered to pay more than £64,000 in compensation to 18 of its staff

UNISON moves to ballot angry NHS workers over pay

UNISON, the UK’s largest health union is to ballot its 300,000 NHS members in England for strike action

Meat hygiene inspectors to be balloted for strike action

Ballot papers to go out next week to more than 500 UNISON members working for the FSA in England, Wales and Scotland

Mutuals could act as Trojan horse for privatisation

Proposals to let staff run hospitals may sound attractive in theory, but in practice are fraught with pitfalls

UNISON hails strike as huge success

Strike action by local government and school support workers has been an overwhelming success, with more than one million public service workers taking part.

Ending public sector pay cap would raise millions and create jobs

Calling time on the devastating public sector pay cap would create thousands of jobs and pump millions of pounds into the UK economy, according to a landmark report

UNISON warning over secret NHS deal involving £1bn of public money

UNISON has warned NHS commissioners that secrecy over health tendering in Staffordshire is against public interest and demands full disclosure of procurement plans.

End of life care must have funding to deliver

UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, is calling on the Government to pledge the funding needed to deliver safe and dignified end of life care. The call comes in the wake of the review into the Liverpool Care Pathway which is being replaced by new recommendations* published today.

Government leaves backdoor route into child protection for profit making companies

UNISON warns that so-called u-turn is not what it seems

Zero hours crackdown misses the mark

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today (25 June) warned that banning exclusivity clauses does not go far enough in helping over a million workers stuck on zero hour contracts.

Safe staffing levels at heart of patient safety

UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today backed calls for greater transparency and reporting in the NHS

Children’s social workers overwhelmed by rising demand and falling resources

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is calling for an urgent cash injection into child protection and mental health services for vulnerable children, as social workers struggle to keep up with demand.

Local government strike date set for 10 July

UNISON today confirmed that its local government and school support staff members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taking one day of strike action on 10 July in support of better pay. The decision was taken following a yes vote in a strike ballot, announced earlier today.

Rise in union grants to public services workers facing hardship

UNISON warns of a growing working poverty crisis among low-paid public service workers as the union ballots members for strike action over pay row with Government

UNISON warns government staff must not pay for NHS funding gap

Prospect of a further £2bn cut in the NHS budget a real blow for patients and staff

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