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New guidance on challenging behaviour from NHS patients

Rising tide of violence needs challenging warns UNISON

Workers a step closer to including commission in holiday pay calculations

Important case as commission is a common feature of the pay package of workers in the UK and across the EU

Autumn Statement

The Chancellor can produce this mirage of an economic recovery and massage the figures as much as he wants, but it doesn’t mask what is being felt in the real world

UNISON responds to new stats on violence against staff in the NHS

UNISON reacts to another rise in the number of physical assaults against NHS staff

Teaching assistants praised as a “class act”

29 November is a national celebration day to recognise the invaluable contribution made by teaching assistants

Npower to cut 1,400 UK jobs in outsourcing to India

UNISONs Matthew Lay, National officer with the Unison union said npower had consistently let its customers and staff down by not investing enough in the workforce, technology or in the latest customer service techniques.

Npower to outsource call centres and axe 1,500 jobs

UNISONs Matthew Lay, national officer for business and environment, said: “Npower have consistently let their customers and staff down by not investing enough in the workforce, technology or the latest customer service techniques..

‘Greedy’ nPower to sack 2,000 staff despite hiking up energy bills

UNISON National officer Matthew Lay said: “nPower have consistently let their customers and staff down by not investing enough in the workforce, technology or in the latest customer service techniques..

UNISON to fight for npower jobs

Confirmation of nearly 2000 npower job cuts and transfers are a bitter blow to staff and customers

Low pay ghetto a sign of divided nation

New statistics showing a staggering 3.5 million workers have been stuck on low pay for more than a decade solidly reinforces the picture of how divided our nation has become

UNISON responds to new FOI on use of taxis and police cars to pick up patients

New findings show taxis and police cars are increasingly being sent to 999 emergency calls instead of ambulances to pick up patients.

UNISON responds to CIPD report into zero hours contracts

UNISON today insisted that huge numbers of zero hours contract jobs are unjustified and unsuitable for many public services, despite new CIPD report.

UNISON slams bosses who cheat workers on minimum wage

UNISON criticised bosses in privately run firms caring for the elderly for cheating their workers out of decent pay.

G4S and SERCO “tip of the iceberg”

G4S and SERCO are the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to government contractors failing woefully and wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money

Education welfare officers key to keeping children in schools

The growth in free schools and academies, together with cuts in the number of education welfare officers (EWOs) are critical factors behind children missing out on education.

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