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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.

Government response to Francis falls short for patients and staff

The Government response to Francis doesn’t go far enough in getting to the heart of the issues in Mid Staffs – staffing levels, culture and engagement

Cavendish calls for “strong statement” in support of healthcare workers

Camilla Cavendish has told a UNISON conference that the Government must make a “strong statement” in support of Healthcare Assistants

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

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