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Burman House: local MP ‘concerned’ about closure

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has expressed her “concern” about the planned closure of Burman House care home near King’s Lynn. The Tory MP was responding to UNISON’s campaign to keep the home, consistently rated Good by Care Quality Commission inspectors, open to the people of Norfolk. Ms Truss (pictured) said: “I am extremely […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Care firms shamed are just the tip of the iceberg, says UNISON

Commenting on the 360 employers named and shamed today (Wednesday) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for failing to pay the national minimum wage, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This list fails to shame the larger care firms who are equally guilty of denying staff a fair wage. Those in the spotlight today are just […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON Northern Ireland warns of care home crisis

Closures of care homes increasing as private firms run into trouble

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Two closure-threatened NI care homes bought

Northern Ireland regional secretary Patricia McKeown says announcement that two of seven Four Seasons homes have been bought by local companies comes as a source of relief to the residents and the affected staff

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Care staff forced to sleep in offices and not wash

Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

New radio drama highlights the plight of care workers pushed to their limits

UNISON played vital role in scripting BBC Radio 4 series

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

OSJCT derecognition battle reaches final stages

Councillors back UNISON against Order of St John Care Trust as de-recognition battle reaches final stages UNISON’s fight to stop the Order of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) from kicking it out of Gloucestershire care homes has been boosted by the support of councillors across the county. Despite campaigning by care staff in Gloucestershire, OSJCT […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

Good practice in dementia care: What do care workers need to know?

Date
20 November 2015 9:00am–10:30am

Event on the UNISON National site.

Plans to cut care workers’ pay on hold

Strike action on hold pending further talks

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON notches up a win in battle for care homes

UNISON campaign sees council agree to keep one home open and pledge no compulsory redundancies

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case

‘We believe the Court of Appeal got this decision completely wrong and will do everything we can to reverse it’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Closure of Four Seasons home

UNISON statement on announcement that Garvagh Care Home will close in May

Article on the UNISON National site.

Southampton District branch notches up a win in battle for care homes

Our Southampton District branch has marked a victory in its fight for staff and residents at two council-owned care homes in the city, with the council’s decision ‘in principle’ to keep one open and promise no compulsory redundancies. Last year, the council announced its intention to close the last two care homes it owns, Glen […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Four Seasons difficulties show care sector is in need of urgent reform

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that two of the holding companies behind care firm Four Seasons have gone into administration, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The company has been teetering on the brink for some time. While today’s announcement won’t immediately affect jobs or the running of care homes, it should act as an […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.