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Mitie must pay healthcare workers what they are owed or strikes will continue, say UNISON and Unite

Staff will strike for second time today over failure to honour NHS lump-sum payment

Hundreds of Mitie staff striking today at Dudley Group hospitals

Staff demand NHS payment given to hundreds of thousands of other health workers

Good employers must do the right thing for menopausal women

Staff must be helped to feel comfortable

Prospective MPs urged to back new national care service

A national care service would mean the quality of care is of the same high standard, no matter where in the country it was being provided.

The government’s plan to tackle polluting water companies is wide of the mark

Adding a handful of inspectors will make little difference

Government must double maternity pay so mothers can afford to eat and heat homes

Women cannot afford to live on current weekly rate of £172.48

Women in the UK’s public services repeatedly denied flexible-work requests

More must be done to accommodate requests

Ambulance workplace culture needs to change

Review recognises need for change to improve services

Women in the UK’s public services repeatedly denied flexible-work requests, says UNISON

Inconsistent, rigid and unimaginative employers are denying individuals the flexibility they need

Decent NHS pay rise is crucial if both the workforce and the economy are to grow, say health unions

Report sets out case for decent pay

Pay is key to fixing staffing crisis and getting NHS waiting lists down

If the prime minister wants to meet his pledge, he must act over pay

Government inaction to blame for ambulance handover delays, says UNISON

Solving the NHS staffing crisis must be top government priority to improve services

Migrant family ban makes no sense without proper reform of social care, says UNISON

The ban means overseas care staff will be much less likely to come to work in the UK. But migrant workers are still very much needed

Unfair tribunal fees plan shows government is out of ideas, says UNISON

Tribunal fees deny the poorest and most vulnerable access to justice

Council bailout cash not even a short-term fix, says UNISON 

Councils need proper and sustained funding, not panicked quick fixes to keep the wolf from the door in an election year

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