David Bennett Report – UNISON Reaction

Commenting on the Inquiry into the death of David

EUROPE PARLIAMENT VOTE TO END EXCESSIVE WORKING HOURS

UNISON welcomes vote of European Parliament to end Britain’s opt-out from the working time directive. Long hours culture and abuse of workforce should end.

UNISON CHIEF CALLS FOR END TO TWO-TIER WORKFORCE IN PUBLIC SERVICES

UNISON calls for end to two-tier workforce to be extended across the public services. General Secretary, Dave Prentis, speaking to conference of senior officials in Wales.

Unison Wins Momentous Changes to Law in Unfair Dismissal Cases

Employers must tackle bullying or pay the price said UNISON, the UK

Star Rating Review – UNISON Reaction

UNISON, the UK

GOVERNMENT SHOULD FUND UNION DEVELOPMENT TO EVEN UP THE ODDS WITH BUSINESS, SAYS UNISON CHIEF

UNISON urges Government to set up union development fund, arguing that unions need help to modernise in the same way business gets Government help.

Private sector Rip-off NHS

Commenting on the news that the NHS is being charged well over the odds by independent hospitals, Karen Jennings, UNISON Head of Health said:

UNISON SAYS TACKLE OBESITY AT SCHOOL

Dave Prentis supports plans to consult on the nation’s health and argues that schools have key role to play in tackling obesity and diet at an early age.

UNISON JOINS UNITE AGAINST FASCISM CAMPAIGN

UNISON joins new campaign to alert public to threat of fascism, particulary BNP and designs on winning seats in forthcoming elections. Dave Prentis, General Secretary, speaks at launch.

Home Office to Play New Negotiating Role for Police Staff

UNISON, the biggest union for police staff, today welcomed the Home Office onto the Police Staff Council – the national negotiating body for 65,000 police staff. UNISON endorsed the application on behalf of police staff members, following a request from the Home Secretary to join the Council.

Unison Claims Partial Victory on Top-Up Fees

UNISON has persuaded the Government to stop universities charging top-up tuition fees to nursing and other medical students. General Secretary, Dave Prentis, who has been involved in putting pressure on the Government over the issue has welcomed the move and the decision by the Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, to have a review of the effect of top-up fees on entry to public service professions.

Time to Deliver for Local Government Workers Says UNISON

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Calls for International Action Over Global Nurse Shortages

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Issues Police Warning Over Equal Pay

UNISON, the UK

Milestone Agreement Puts Teaching Assistants Top of the Class

One year on the National Agreement on school workforce reform is making a positive impact where it counts – in the classroom said UNISON , the union representing over 70,000 teaching assistants and nursery nurses, today.