Half of all nurses have seriously considered leaving their jobs because of poor pay. This is the shock finding revealed in a new survey* by UNISON, commissioned as part of the union
The latest research suggests that alcohol is implicated in 33,000 deaths a year in the UK. In addition one in six patients attending accident and emergency departments have drink-related injuries or problems, and this figure rises to eight in ten at peak times. Nurses, midwives and health visitors are there at the sharp end, treating these patients and in a unique position to detect the early warning signs of alcohol abuse.
UNISON, the union representing thousands of health managers at every level, today rejected suggestions that managers imposing the wrong priorities, are to blame for consultants rejecting the new NHS contracts.
UNISON will today argue that the statutory national minimum wage should be increased to £6 an hour by October 2004.
In a historic result, UNISON members in further education colleges in England and Wales have voted to take strike action
UNISON, the largest education union in the UK, today said the planned expansion of the role and numbers of teaching assistants had to go hand in hand with a proper career structure and decent pay.
Commenting on the decision by Avon Ambulance Trust to refuse to treat violent patients without a police guard, Jon Richards from the ambulance union, UNISON, said:
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Commenting on the damages received by nurse Angela Knott for a back injury, UNISON
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