Heather Wakefield, Unison’s head of local government, said: “The government have made such swingeing cuts to council grants that forces social care providers into cutting pay and conditions…
UNISON’s Steve Akers challenges Prime Minister David Cameron over plans to close the ACE Children’s Centre in Chipping Norton
UNISON is pleased that the Department for Education has listened to concerns from the union and other campaigners, by proposing an amendment to introduce statutory guidance on pupil health needs and the administration of medicine.
UNISON, the UK’s largest ambulance union, today called on ambulance trusts across England to act now to head-off strike action in the service.
Study shows that one third of care workers are not being paid for travel time between clients and earn less than minimum wage
The rise in the use of 15-minute home care slots is a disgraceful situation, fuelled by the Government’s heartless cuts” said Heather Wakefield, UNISON Head of Local Government today.
UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, is creating a nationwide network of credit unions to help impoverished members deal with personal debt and financial difficulties
TUC backs ambulance workers in England to fight cuts to their sick pay
‘The small drop in unemployment today, masks the reality of rising under-employment across the country’
‘When Ed spoke about the things that matter to people they listened, but lectures about the historic relationship between unions and the Labour party are a turn off’
We know that the vast majority of nurses and midwives are good practitioners – we need a system for the many, not the few
It is not only local council workers who suffer because of low pay but the local economy suffers too
Unison said transport workers, postmen and women, police community support officers and refuse collectors are among those affected. The union has also highlighted difficulties faced by call centre workers having access to toilets, or being given enough time to use them.
Unison, described zero-hour employers as taking a “seriously exploitative Victorian approach” to work.
Dave Prentis, general secretary of the Unison union, said the figures “mask the damaging growth of under-employment plaguing the country and stifling economic recovery. “A toxic combination of part-time, minimum wage, zero-hours working is spreading across the country, as decently paid, full-time opportunities become increasingly rare.”