Testing chaos to blame for rise in NHS 111 and 999 calls, says UNISON

Extra calls putting strain on the system

Emergency service workers need greater protection

No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work

Dave Prentis was joined by activists as he signed UNISON up to the mental health initiative, Blue Light. Photo: Amanda Kendal

UNISON signs emergency services mental heath initiative

Union pledges support for initiative to reduce mental health discrimination and support blue-light workers in England

Emergency control room mergers are only about cost-cutting, says UNISON

Government plans, which could see the merger of the control rooms that take 999 calls for the three emergency services in England, are purely and simply about cutting costs and will do nothing to improve services to the public, says UNISON today (Tuesday). UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The last thing that the dedicated […]