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UNISON welcomes Monitor decision on Colchester Hospital

UNISON today welcomed the decision by health regulator Monitor to take Colchester Hospital into special measures

UNISON responds to new plans for A&E wards

The proposed government shake up of accident and emergency services fails to address the fundamental problem facing the overwhelming majority – a basic lack of funding

Unemployment figures – UNISON response

Today’s unemployment figures must be seen for what they really are, says General Secretary Dave Prentis

Healthcare assistants call for better training

UNISON Healthcare Assistants have called on Health Education England to replace online courses with practical training as part of the new statutory certificate of care

University staff announce 3 December for second date of strike action

University staff across the UK will walk out for a second day of strike action on Tuesday 3 December, announced trade unions representing university staff today

Government cuts, violence at work may force health workers out of NHS

Government cuts to the NHS leading to a drop in staffing levels, low morale and insufficient training, coupled with continuing reports of violence against staff, are causing many healthcare workers to consider leaving the NHS.

UNISON backs charter to stop the payday loan rip-off

UNISON backs Charter to Stop the Payday Loan Rip-Off and renews its call to the Financial Conduct Authority to clamp down on payday sharks

Caring for carers is an investment for future

Good support from social services is an absolutely necessary investment because without it carers cannot keep going

Top marks for board of schools cooperative society backing the living wage

The board of schools cooperative society is urging all its 600 member schools to consider implementing the living wage, following a joint agreement with the largest UK union, UNISON

‘Disgrace’ as MPs claim £200k to pay for second homes’ energy bills

Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said: “It’s disgraceful that well-paid MPs should claim expenses for heating costs at the same time that thousands of families are struggling to pay to turn the oven on.

Does your MP claim energy bills on expences?

Unison chief Mr Prentis said: “If 310 MPs did the right thing by choosing not to claim expenses for fuel bills, why did the other 340 think they were entitled to free fuel?”

Strike over ‘phantom pay rise’ leaves universities and colleges resembling ghost towns

Many universities and colleges across the country resemble ghost towns with UNISON members in Higher Education staging a one day walkout in a protest over a phantom pay rise.

Historic UK wide strike to hit universities

The UK wide strike is to go ahead after university employers ignored calls to make a last minute improved offer to defuse tensions and avoid disruption to students

UNISON brands axing of 1,500 Environment Agency jobs ‘potentially catastrophic’

The storms this week should act as a warning to the Environment Agency and the public that making these cuts is not only dangerous but potentially catastrophic

CQC report should ring alarm bells in Government

Christina McAnea, head of health at the Unison union, said the figures were a “shocking indictment of this Government’s management of the NHS”.

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