Save Our Homecare: New Scandal Over Increased Charges and Restrictions

The UK’s largest homecare workers union, UNISON, today welcomed a new report that exposed the huge increase in the amount of councils that have restricted eligibility for pensioner home care and hiked up charges during the past year.

New President For UK

Norma Stephenson, 51, a health care assistant for Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Trust, has been elected President of UNISON, the highest lay position in the union. She was previously Vice-President and will hold the position for a year.

Don’t Forget to Protect Enforcers, Union Leader Warns on Eve of Smoke Ban

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MPs and Unions Call to Stop Unlawful Pay Gap

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New Health Secretary Alan Johnson:

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UNISON is seeking urgent talks with new Communities and Local Government Secretary Hazel Blears over issues affecting service users and staff across local government.

Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal

UNISON has welcomed the introduction of the new Queen_s

Ambulance Service Medal, announced yesterday by Health Minister Andy Burnham.

Cumbria Pay Gap Closing for 1300 Local Women

More than 1300 female UNISON members are a step closer today to receiving pay-outs that could amount to £60million in a mass equal pay tribunal ruling.

NHS Firm Should Not Rip Off Patients to Pay Debts Says UNISON

The private firm Patientline, that provides television and phone access to NHS patients at extortionate prices, has today been reported as being in some £80million in the red Ð but it shouldnÕt hike up its charges further to clear it debts says UNISON.

Public Sector Moves Towards Mass Industrial Action:

Growing anger by workers across local councils and health organisations at this year


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Cameron Attacked by UK Health Workers

Cuddly public overtures to health workers by Tory leader David Cameron have been rejected by Britain


Attempts by EU leaders to rehash the EU constitution have been slammed by Britain

Migrant Workers are Asset to British Public Services Says Largest UK Public Sector Union

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