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The NHS needs a Labour government

Under a Labour government the NHS and the dedicated people that work for it would at long last receive the proper investment and respect they deserve.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Pension reform is urgently needed, says UNISON

Unclear investment systems are leaving workers in the dark over the cost

Press release on the UNISON National site.

An NHS under pressure, underfunded and understaffed

Responding to the NHS Improvement report on the performance of the NHS in England in 2017-18 published today (Thursday), UNISON deputy head of health Helga Pile said: “Under pressure, underfunded and understaffed – the NHS is caught between a rock and a hard place. “While the number of people using the NHS has sky rocketed, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Parliament debates UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament. Ahead of the debate, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Prime Minister to ask her why the Budget failed to […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Time for a windfall tax on the PFI profiteers, says UNISON

The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday). Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to the Finance Bill, which have been tabled by […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures

The government needs to take action in next week’s budget

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

NHS Providers’ report ‘hits the nail on the head’, says UNISON

Commenting on the NHS Providers’ report, There For You: A Better Future for the NHS Workforce, published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Any Brexit deal should be put to the country

Commenting on the meeting today (Wednesday) between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Change the record, not just the DJ

Theresa May can leave Downing Street, but the country won’t notice a difference while the Conservative Party remains in power.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Low-paid mothers are being unfairly hit by changes to child benefit, says UNISON

Changes made by the government since 2010 have hit hard-pressed families

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON

Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Employers in the care sector are hiding behind complex and incomplete pay slips to break wage laws

At least 200,000 care workers in the UK are only being paid for the time they spend caring for people, and not for when they are travelling between appointments

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Tax avoidance and tax havens must be tackled

Those with the most at their disposal should be making the biggest contribution to our public services

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Further education bodies call for Budget investment

In a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ten bodies representing further education staff, students and providers have called for extra funding to ensure a “stable and well-resourced further education sector” which can meet different needs and ambitions. The letter, sent ahead of the Budget on 22 November, warns that cuts have reduced […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer

Cutting the income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £8.6bn over the past five years, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The April 2013 decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p has also saved the richest […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.