UNISON calls on police force to implement the best value code of practice to end two-tier workforce

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today called on police forces in England and Wales to put a stop to the poor treatment of new employees on outsourced contracts by implementing the Best Value Code of Practice.

UNISON ISSUES SAFETY WARNING OVER CONTRACTING OUT

UNISON publishes a survey which shows that private contractors have worse safety record than public employers. The union calls on public authorities to ensure health and safety of workforce is taken into account when awarding contracts to private contractors.

Hospital super-bug busting needs more cleaners

Response to health secretary’s plans to clean up dirty hospitals by appointing “superbug busters”. UNISON says its welcome, but until get more cleaners as part of the team, the plans will make little difference to hygiene.

UNISON Warns on Scandal of PFI Profiteering as Private Company Pockets Millions in Refinancing Deal

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today warned of a scandal of profiteering by private companies involved in re-financing PFI projects at the expense of taxpayers.

Queen’s Speech – UNISON Reaction

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, said:

Reid Reneges on Foundation Commitment

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Bushwhacked on Foundations Vote Says UNISON

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British Jobs Under Threat – UNISON Reaction

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Public Give Foundation Hospitals the Thumbs Down in Latest NOP Poll

Just 4% of the public say that the thing they most want from the NHS is for their local hospital to be run as an independent foundation hospital, according to the latest NOP poll commissioned by UNISON, the UK

Labour Faces Rebellion Over Foundation Hospitals Vote

Dave Prentis, leader of the UK’s biggest union, has made an impassioned11th hour plea in a letter to Labour MPs, to vote against introducing Foundation Hospitals when the Bill goes back to the Commons next week (19 November).

New Shadow Cabinet Line-Up – UNISON Reaction

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Case Dropped Against Speeding Blood Service Driver – UNISON Reaction

UNISON, the UK’s biggest union, today said that it was delighted that the case against UNISON member Paul Stockbridge, the blood service driver accused of speeding, had been dropped, calling it a victory for common sense.

UNISON WELCOMES LORDS VOTE ON FOUNDATION HOSPITALS

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today welcomed the House of Lords vote to throw out the Government plans on foundation hospitals.

NAO Report on Suspensions of NHS Clinical Staff – UNISON Reaction

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NEW TORY LEADER – UNISON REACTION

Dave Prentis says of the appointment of Michael Howard, the new Tory leader: “Its the same tired old circus with a different ringmaster”.