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

UNISON, the UK

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”.

UNISON Leader Urges MPs to Say No to Foundations

Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, the UK

UNISON welcomes Local Government Pay Commission report

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today urged the national employers, councils and government to act on the (NJC) Local Government Pay Commission’s recommendations or local government workers would be doomed to remain the poor relations of the public sector.

Student Debt Will Fuel Public Sector Recruitment Crisis Warns UNISON

Student debt and top-up fees will deliver a hammer blow to the public sector

GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF AGREED BY UNISON AND NJC

The national guidance for school support staff setting out job profiles, grading, training and development advice has been agreed by the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services.

John Reid in the States – UNISON reaction

Commenting on reports that Health Secretary John Reid is looking to the US for lessons in healthcare, Karen Jennings, Head of Health for UNISON, the UK

Private Companies Failing the NHS Claims New UNISON Report

UNISON Calls for Tough Line on Violent and Abusive Behaviour

UNISON, the UK

Speeding Blood Service Driver – UNISON Reaction

UNISON, the union which represents blood service staff, has today called for balance between ensuring the safe delivery of urgent blood supplies to patients and prosecutions for speeding. The call comes in the wake of the case of UNISON member Paul Stockbridge, who was in court today accused of breaking the speed limit. Mr Stockbridge pleaded not guilty on the advice of UNISON when he appeared before magistrates in Stafford. He had been caught on camera doing 41 mph in a 30 mph zone, in the early hours of the morning.

Public Safety Enforcement A POSTCODE LOTTERY – WARNS UNISON

The safety of the public and employees is being put at risk, because cowboy employers feel free to get away with flouting health and safety laws across the UK. This is the key finding from a new report* from UNISON which found that your postcode determines the level of health and safety enforcement undertaken by local authorities.

Tories on a Passport to Nowhere Says UNISON

UNISON, the UK

UNISON Launches Report on PFI in Schools and Renews Call for an Independent Review

UNISON, the UK