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Government must adhere to long-term plan and keep NHS contracts public, says UNISON

The health secretary must ensure government policy is in line with the NHS long-term plan and keep contracts worth millions in public hands, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Commenting on Labour’s call for Matt Hancock to block private companies from winning NHS contracts worth more than £128m that are currently out for tender, UNISON head of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Bolton hospital workers vow to go ahead with strike next week

Outsourced ‘subco’ workers reject latest pay offer as still below NHS pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Camden wardens start five-day strike

Pay dispute with contractor NSL escalates in north London borough

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

How recent pay deals affect staff at private contractors

At UNISON, we know that many members deliver public services but are employed by private contractors. If that’s you, you may be wondering how recent pay deals for the sector you work in will affect you. Be assured, UNISON negotiators have not forgotten you. We are fighting to get you the same benefits as your […]

Content update, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON vows greater support for private sector members

Workers for private contractors are the fastest growing group of UNISON members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Care companies must give back pay to staff who do sleep-ins, says UNISON

Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up

It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to launch public services manifesto

With less than a year to go to the general election, UNISON is launching its manifesto for public services

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Fair Pay Fortnight kicks off

Fair Pay Fortnight kicks off today, with events and activity planned around the UK to reiterate the case for a fairer wage settlement

Article on the UNISON National site.

Working lives of cleaners offer a throwback to Victorian Britain

UNISON joins forces with Equality and Human Rights Commission to tackle problems in cleaning sector

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON backs charter to stop the payday loan rip-off

UNISON backs Charter to Stop the Payday Loan Rip-Off and renews its call to the Financial Conduct Authority to clamp down on payday sharks

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Recruitment campaign continues to break records

October continues a bumper autumn for new members joining UNISON

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to CIPD report into zero hour contracts

UNISON today insisted that huge numbers of zero hours contract jobs are unjustified and unsuitable for many public services

Article on the UNISON National site.

Preferred provider status for Virgin Care leaves questions to be answered

Health staff have little faith in Virgin Care’s ability to deliver a public service in Bath & North East Somerset despite the private corporation’s newly awarded status as “preferred provider”. UNISON is pledging to fight every step of the way to ensure no aspect of Virgin Care’s bid goes unscrutinised in the remaining three months of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

End violence at work charter – private contractors

End violence at work charter private contractors.
PDF for download only.

Media on the UNISON National site.