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Housing repossessions pour more doubt on economic recovery

The Government talks about economic recovery, but the rise in the number of people losing their homes because they cannot afford their mortgage repayments, paints a very different picture

UNISON calls for transparency over health and social care plans

The Government’s plan for integration seems to be foundering. UNISON, NHS and social care workers warned months ago that it would be a rushed job and this is now being echoed by the Cabinet Office

UNISON calls on LGA to engage in further talks with trade unions over pay dispute

UNISON, the union representing 600,000 local government workers, is today calling on the Local Government Association to re-consider its refusal to take part in arbitration through ACAS and engage in further talks with trade unions.

ONS figures on number of zero-hours contracts

The rise is risky employment contracts exposes the underlying weakness of economic recovery

NHS pay warning – step back from the brink

Decision to ignore the PRB, to deny any increase to two thirds of healthcare workers and your failure to make the NHS a Living Wage employer, means that NHS staff feel they have been treated unfairly and with contempt

UNISON comments on new HMC report into police response into domestic violence

UNISON welcomes the call for police forces to take decisive action and improve their overall response to domestic abuse incidents and collect better data to prevent the violence from escalating

UNISON says ‘no’ to outrageous 20% rise in nurse registration fees

There is no justification in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) raising registration fees for midwives and nurses by a massive 20%

NHS workers’ views are ‘damning indictment of Jeremy Hunt’s record’

Christine McAnea, head of health at union, Unison, agrees. “It comes as no surprise that an overwhelming majority of health workers have no confidence in a secretary of state who has put the NHS under attack. Staff are on average 10% worse off than when the coalition came to power,” she says..

Inflation Figures – UNISON reaction

Today’s inflation figures will not repair the holes in the pockets of millions of public service workers

Budget 2014: George Osborne says £100k a year makes you an Average Joe – what planet is he on?

Dave Prentis, leader of Unison, said: “The Chancellor has run out of time and ideas. The public are not fooled, they know that the gap between the rich and poor is dividing society.”

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Dave Prentis, Unison leader “The chancellor has run out of time and ideas. His claims that people are feeling the benefits of his austerity agenda are wearing thin. The public are not fooled, they know the gap between the rich and poor is dividing society.”

Budget response

Chancellor’s Budget was “short on fairness, short of ideas and short of a feel good factor to persuade people that the pain of continuing austerity was worth it

Unemployment figures – UNISON reaction

Small drop in the number unemployed is hardly something to celebrate as it masks the reality of the rising number of those underemployed with zero hour contracts, or forced to take part time jobs because they cannot find full-time employment

UNISON issues pay warning to chancellor

UNISON is demanding a fairness package for public services including a job cuts moratorium as well as a pay rise to match inflation

Dramatic fall in tribunal claims shows ‘disastrous’ impact of fees

UNISON has today described as “shocking” new figures showing that Employment Tribunal claims have dropped by 79% in the first six months since the Government imposed fees on workers bringing a claim.

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