UNISON Calls for Inquiry into How Big Four Accountancy Firms have Stitched Up the Private Finance Initiative (PFI)

UNISON, the UK

Climbie Inquiry

UNISON the union representing social workers, today welcomed plans to develop clear national standards and to strengthen the inspection function outlined in the Laming Inquiry report. However, the union insisted that establishing a new national agency would not necessarily succeed in achieving these objectives.

Give all Health Workers Extra Time Off Says UNISON

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Calls for Labour Rebellion on Top-Up Fees

Government plans for charging differential fees in higher education will lead to a two-tier system and a massive increase in student debt, warned UNISON, the UK

Invest in Council Housing Lobby of Parliament

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Calls For Urgent Review Into PFI Following Damning Audit Commission Report

UNISON today (16 January) will call for the Government to implement an urgent review into the Private Finance Initiative, following publication of the Audit Commission report into PFI schools.

Employment Rights Should Cover All Workers, Says UNISON

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Survey Highlights Extent of Youth Employment

Young workers, including those of school age, are doing jobs similar to adult workers, but without the same wage protection, according to a study released today (15 January) by the UK

Teaching Assistant Agreement Gets 9 Out of 10

UNISON Calls For Better, Safer, More Accessible Public Transport

Now that the 10 Year Transport Plan has all but collapsed the prospect for better public transport looks bleak – this is the stark warning being made by Keith Sonnet, Deputy General Secretary of UNISON, at its transport seminar in London tomorrow (Wednesday 15 January). The union will argue that the key to getting people moving as efficiently as possible is building public confidence and that means more, cheaper and passenger friendly buses and trains alongside safer roads.

30% of Teaching Assistants Regularly Take Classes Says UNISON

UNISON, the biggest union in education representing 250,000 schools staff, said today that 30% of teaching assistants regularly take whole classes without a teacher being present and over 15% are asked to provide cover for teacher absences.

UNISON Claims Poor Planning Putting Extra NHS Funding at Risk

UNISON, the UK

Cuts in Junior Doctors’ Hours – UNISON Reaction

UNISON Airs Views on Airport Expansion Plans

UNISON, the UK

UNISON urges government to steer clear of private sector managing NHS hospitals

UNISON, the UK