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Supreme Court judgment stops bad bosses from punishing striking workers

UNISON’s legal case makes clear employers must not discipline staff for striking

Pay is key to persuading staff to stay in the NHS

New research shows extent of health staff applying for work outside the service

Let more NHS staff work flexibly to help solve staffing crisis

Survey shows requests being denied and many workers unaware they can apply

Health workers deserve better than this government

The government’s chaos and failure in the NHS must end, Christina McAnea tells health delegates

NHS staff have been shown porn and offered money for sex at work

Survey gives indication of scale of sexual harassment problems

Mental health absences adding to NHS staffing crisis

Stigma around mental health still a major problem, survey finds

Pay rise for thousands of NHS staff already overdue

Demoralised staff have been let down with no clue how they will meet rising bills

The business model for Thames Water has failed

Chaos is further evidence the government must renationalise Thames Water

Law change on flexible working does not go far enough, says UNISON

Everyone should have right from first day in job

Water companies must be regulated better and policed to improve public health

A proper water strategy is needed urgently to prevent spills and improve water quality dramatically.

Government’s approach to care visas allows dodgy employers to exploit migrant staff

If ministers had even a basic grasp of the sector, they would have reformed it long ago.

NHS can’t provide quality care until staffing crisis resolved, says UNISON   

Low pay and burnout to blame for staff leaving NHS

Low-paid health workers shouldn’t have had to strike for one-off payment, says UNISON

Commenting on the government funding that will now allow thousands of health workers to receive the one-off payment given to NHS staff last year, UNISON head of health Helga Pile said:

Government neglect of care has led to low level of public satisfaction, says UNISON

Commenting on the findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey, published by the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust which show falling levels of public satisfaction with social care, UNISON head of social care Gavin Edwards said:

Getting pay right is key to turning around NHS fortunes, says UNISON

Workforce plan isn’t enough on its own to solve staffing crisis

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