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Christmas spending tips families over the edge as households debts spiral

New UNISON survey reveals it will take until November for low-paid workers to repay their Christmas debt.

2% inflation means bad news for public sector workers

The rise in the Retail Price Index to 2.7% shows the underlying cost of living crisis is getting worse

Nick Clegg blasts George Osborne’s ‘monumental mistake’ as Chancellor plans to slash welfare spending by a FURTHER £12billion

Unison General Secretary Dave Prentis said the Government’s policies were pushing people to the “brink of despair.” “The Tories certainly know how to kick people when they are down. Chancellor Osborne and the rest of this Tory/LibDem Government are just like a broken record. Their one stated aim is to pay down the deficit. Their […]

UNISON says Government should not gamble with public safety

UNISON is today highlighting the vital need to keep the supervision and monitoring of offenders within the probation service in the light of new figures showing serious offenders are avoiding jail.

Government misleading communities at risk of flooding

Further budget cuts to the Environment Agency are “a dangerous gamble” and the government is misleading local communities at risk of flooding

Pressure on emergency care mounting

Cuts in services for those suffering from mental health problems, homelessness or drug and alcohol abuse are leading to people seeking help from A&E and adding to pressure on the NHS

UNISON warning over Chancellor’s spending cuts

The Tories certainly know how to kick people when they are down. Their one policy is to cut public spending and hit the weak, the sick and the vulnerable.

UNISON says government hitting wrong mark on zero hour contracts

UNISON has criticised plans by the Government to open consultation on measures around exclusivity and transparency in zero hour contracts following an informal review.

Councils rely on tip-offs to catch children buying alcohol

Central government cuts to council budgets are forcing local authorities to rely on tip-offs from the public to combat alcohol being sold to children

UNISON reaction to resignation of Colchester Hospital Chief Executive

UNISON welcomes the resignation of Gordon Coutts, the Chief Executive of Colchester Hospital Foundation Trust

UNISON says inflation figure hardly encouraging

New figures show inflation fell to a four-year low of 2.1% in November but UNISON members are hardly feeling any improvement.

Cuts to health and housing services push LGBT people to margins of society

Austerity measures imposed on housing, health and police services are pushing LGBT people to the margins of society, according to a report by NatCen Social Research, for UNISON.

New UNISON survey shows jobs cuts in NHS put patients at risk

New survey reveals almost two thirds of NHS workers say they have faced staffing cuts at work and more than half believe these cuts significantly impacted on patient care and safety.

UNISON responds to patients waiting in ambulances

UNISON reacts to new research showing some patients are being forced to wait in ambulances outside hospitals for hours.

Half of hospitals do not have a healthy eating policy

A new report by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food and UNISON shows half of hospitals in England don’t have a healthy eating policy.

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