Our country deserves better than this. After eight years of letting down public services and our communities, we need a radical Labour government committed to fundamental change in our economy and our society. The Tories, as this budget showed, are capable of nothing more than meddling at the margins.
More must be done to make mental health services safer and kinder places to work
The Chancellor’s promise that there’ll be no more PFI contracts signed is welcome
Years of wrecking ball austerity have left local services in a perilous state
115 MPs sign UNISON letter to Philip Hammond
The government must reverse its cuts to universal credit so that workers are allowed to keep more of the money they earn every month, says UNISON today (Thursday). Millions of workers on the minimum wage will only see a fraction of any increase, says the union, unless their monthly work allowance goes up too. This […]
The budget was another opportunity for Philip Hammond and Theresa May to show they had understood the anger caused by their government, and a nation’s fear of what impact their attacks are having on communities and future generations. It was an opportunity they didn’t deserve. It was an opportunity they squandered.
There’s no actual money on the table
Governments should not be afraid to make the case for higher taxes to pay for the investment in pay, services and infrastructure our country needs. A higher rate of income tax for those who can most afford it would be a sensible and rational start.
The council is backing UNISON’s campaigns on ending the public sector pay cap and promoting dignity in social care
The government must make the right choice, after so many years of making the wrong choices.
Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.
NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.
The government needs to take action in next week’s budget
Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table