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.
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.
UNISON is seeking urgent talks with new Communities and Local Government Secretary Hazel Blears over issues affecting service users and staff across local government.
UNISON has welcomed the introduction of the new Queen_s
Ambulance Service Medal, announced yesterday by Health Minister Andy Burnham.
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.
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.
Growing anger by workers across local councils and health organisations at this year
The leader of the UK
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