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.
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
Camilla Cavendish has told a UNISON conference that the Government must make a “strong statement” in support of Healthcare Assistants
UNISON today welcomed the decision by health regulator Monitor to take Colchester Hospital into special measures
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
Today’s unemployment figures must be seen for what they really are, says General Secretary Dave Prentis
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 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 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 and renews its call to the Financial Conduct Authority to clamp down on payday sharks
Good support from social services is an absolutely necessary investment because without it carers cannot keep going
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
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.
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?”
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.