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We felt the love in February

February is the month of romance, what with Valentine’s Day and Heart UNISON week – and UNISON members were definitely feeling the love during the last 28 days.

Article on the UNISON National site.

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON

As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a memorable year with the UK’s biggest union

Article on the UNISON National site.

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Prentis tells Birmingham care strikers ‘we will win’

Birmingham council wants to cut the hours – and pay – of its enablement team that works to help vulnerable people stay in their homes

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON takes a step forward at Cornerstone

Central Arbitration Committee says union’s bid for statutory recognition can go head at Scottish care charity

News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Plymouth City Council signs UNISON’s ethical care charter

Plymouth City Council will become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Monday). Council leaders will join UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the city’s care companies to help them end zero-hours and reflect travel time […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

It’s time to value our care workers

Birmingham care workers are on strike because the council thinks they’re an easy target for cuts

Article on the UNISON National site.

Residential Care Charter Bilingual: Welsh & English

UNISON’s charter for residential care workers – to be used when recruiting and organising care workers

Media on the UNISON National site.

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Care workers ‘too rushed’ to help vulnerable people wash, eat or visit the toilet

Vulnerable and disabled people are going without a wash, proper meals and trips to the toilet because care workers are too rushed to do their job properly, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report Making Visits Matter highlights the ongoing crisis in the UK’s care system, with three in five (63%) […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Fund care to lift women workers out of poverty, Welsh councils urged

UNISON Cymru/Wales writes to all country’s councils on International Women’s Day

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Birmingham care workers celebrate momentous victory

Long-running strike looks to be over

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Solidarity from Southport for striking care workers

UNISON community conference and seminar sends message of support to Alternative Futures members striking this weekend

News on the UNISON National site.