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Public Service Champions

Every hour of every day, people who work in public services help make everyone’s lives better.

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Higher education pay
ballot 2016

The union’s higher education service group executive met on 20 September to discuss the results of the industrial action ballot on the 2016/17 national pay offer. A long and considered discussion took place, which took into account the close vote in the ballot, a disappointing turnout and the knowledge that it was likely that if […]

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Making waves for a Living Wage

Water companies should pay their staff a living wage. The UK water industry has the chance to become the first sector to be entirely Living Wage accredited. UNISON is campaigning for all UK water companies to become accredited as Living Wage Employers, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. The current rates are £8.25 for […]

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Further Education Area-Based Reviews

Government plans to restructure the further education sector on cheaper lines are focussing on curriculum, estates and back office. UNISON is concerned about the threat this raises around job security and site closures or relocations.

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Ambulance emergency

Ambulance staff in England are still waiting for the government to deliver on the promises it made at the end of the NHS pay dispute in 2015. It agreed to talk about pay and bandings for ambulance staff and look at the skills and experience paramedics currently use to get the job done, with a view to […]

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Save the NHS bursary

The Government’s plans to scrap NHS bursaries will leave student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with over £52,000 worth of debt. The fear of debt will discourage many people from becoming healthcare professionals, exacerbating the current recruitment crisis. This will have disastrous repercussions for patient safety. Join UNISON now by calling on the Government […]

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The Living Wage

The idea behind a living wage is very simple: that a person should be paid enough to live decently and to adequately provide for their family. At its heart is an ethical argument for preventing in-work poverty and ensuring workers are not exploited through low wages.

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Save Care Now

The current system of homecare is failing the people who receive it and the people who provide it. UNISON is campaigning for more funding and better quality homecare services. Visit the Save Care Now campaign website.

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One team for patient care

UNISON is campaigning to ensure everyone who works in our NHS is valued, whatever role they fill.

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Save Our Local Services

Council services are there for you when you need them, making your community a decent and safe place to live. But years of Westminster’s savage spending cuts have forced councils to scale back services.