Local government employers reluctant to show leadership on good employment policies: UNISON

Local government employers are reluctant to accept responsibility or take the lead in shaping good employment policies, and instead are arguing for a levelling down to the worst practices in the private sector, UNISON, the UK

New Health Secretary John Reid: UNISON Reaction

Commenting on the appointment of John Reid as the new Health Secretary, UNISON

Milburn Resignation – UNISON Reaction

Commenting on the resignation of Health Secretary Alan Milburn, Dave Prentis General Secretary of UNISON said:

Government Pensions Announcement – UNISON Reaction

Commenting on Government plans to protect final salary pension members if their employer goes bust, Head of Pensions for UNISON, Glyn Jenkins said:

Euro Decision – UNISON Reaction

UNISON, the UK’s biggest union today backed Chancellor Gordon Brown

UNISON Members UP In Arms Over Redundancy Plans

UNISON members in community health councils (CHC) are up in arms today because of the shabby way they are being treated by the Department for Health.

UNISON Health Workers Say Yes to Pilot Pay Deals

UNISON health members have today given the go ahead for the Government’s NHS pay modernisation package, Agenda for Change, to be tested in 12 development sites across England.

London’s Councils Fail to Make A Serious Offer to Local Government Workers on London Weighting

London

Barnado’s Agrees to Single Recognition Agreement WIith UNISON

Barnardo’s, the UK

UNISON Chief Warns Mandelson Over Euro Debate

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, today warned Labour MP Peter Mandelson to stop creating divisions within the Party over the Euro debate. He said:

CBI Chief Swipe at Unions – UNISON Reaction

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, reacting to the attack on unions by CBI President Sir John Egan, said:

UNISON calls on government to withdraw ad for regulator of foundation trusts

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today called on the government to withdraw an advertisement for the appointment of the Independent Regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts.

UNISON Calls for New Statutory Learning Rights

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is calling for new legislation to enshrine rights to lifelong learning for every adult. The legislation would give a basic universal entitlement and protected time for learning for every employee. The proposals are contained in a new report commissioned by UNISON *Learning for Life. Learning for Everyone, in response to the Government’s skills strategy.

Police staff feel undervalued and stressed:UNISON survey

Half of the police staff workforce do not feel valued by the Police Service and two thirds say stress levels have increased, according to the first independent national survey of police staff, released by UNISON today.

First wave of foundation hospitals – UNISON reactions

“Today’s announcement shows that the Government wants to storm ahead with this misguided and controversial plan without even waiting for the Bill to go through Parliament.