NHS cleaners win pay parity battle at Basildon Hospital

Outsourced staff were transferred back in house two years ago, but kept on minimum wage

Cutting Suffolk’s police community support officers risks public safety, says UNISON

Plans announced today (Tuesday) to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk, says UNISON. The proposed cuts by Suffolk Constabulary would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010, says the union*. UNISON national officer for police and justice […]

Christmas deaths in Eastern England reveal true extent of winter crisis

Twenty grieving families will now, quite rightly, be demanding answers

Norfolk councillors’ pay decision branded ‘disgusting’ by UNISON

Union says move to increase councillors’ allowances by 11%, when budget faces £125m budget cuts, shows they are ‘far removed from what’s happening to local communities’

West Norfolk members get new resource centre

General secretary Dave Prentis opens new joint centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn

UNISON activists’ work recognised with TUC awards at congress

Eastern convenor Darren Barber and vice president Margaret McKee honoured at annual congress

Herts NHS cash-for-pensions deal is ‘morally wrong’ and ‘legally suspect’, says UNISON

12 September 2016 Unions will today (Monday) be protesting outside Lister Hospital in Stevenage against an offer of cash incentives by East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust to nurses who opt out of the NHS pension scheme. The trust is offering higher salaries to new starters and existing staff in a bid to fill 200 nursing […]

UNISON prepares to make its mark at TUC Congress

Key issues will feature in debate and congress will recognise the work of activists Darren Barber and Margaret McKee

UNISON mounts campaign to save jobs at academies in Essex

140 jobs under threat at six schools in Harlow will put ‘the quality of children’s education at risk’ warns union

UNISON says East of England ambulances changes are ‘unacceptable’

Proposals include changes to meal breaks and ‘late finishes’ leading to compulsory overtime

UNISON warns of risk to community policing as cuts bite in Suffolk

Cuts over the last few years mean that community policy in Suffolk is in danger, warns UNISON, launching campaign to defend the service