Queen’s Speech – public services will need ‘substantial investment’ to recover

Now isn’t the time for game playing or cheap political stunts

Health and social care ‘on its knees’

Report highlights devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care

Claims to be the party of the NHS enough to make the blood boil

Brexit must be sorted but not by crashing out of Europe

The entrance of the Supreme Court

Court decision shows Boris Johnson isn’t fit to be Prime Minister

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling today (Tuesday) that the decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “A man who thinks he’s above the law is a man not fit to be Prime Minister. “His blatant attempt to shut down democracy has failed. Now politicians can return to holding the […]

Labour’s proposed reforms ‘promise a sea change in the workplace’

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today (Tuesday) to the delegates gathered at the 151st Trades Union Congress in Brighton,UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “These reforms promise a sea change in the workplace, one that’s long overdue. “It’s become far too easy for unscrupulous bosses to treat their staff unfairly, safe in the knowledge their […]

Government has at last acknowledged public services are at breaking point

But voters should be wary of cynical pledges and gimmicks.

No-deal will leave NHS gasping for breath

Commenting on the statement from the TUC and health unions on the threat posed to the NHS by a no-deal Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS.”

Suspending Parliament smacks of dictatorship

The country must be asked for its view on Brexit

Boris Johnson must now be held to account for his promises

Commenting on the result of the Conservative leadership election today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson has spent the past few months talking up a no-deal Brexit that would be catastrophic for public services. But after a decade of austerity, those services can’t afford the shock that crashing out of Europe without a deal […]

Government should plough money into social care, not tax cuts

Tax cuts for the rich have deprived the UK public of almost £14 billion

Proper planning needed for transition to low-carbon economy

Greater public ownership and a commitment to hydrogen technology must be part of this plan

Working people should fear what comes next

‘Theresa May will go down in history as one of the worst prime ministers’

The country is in the hands of Theresa May’s flying circus

The UK is four days away from a catastrophic no-deal Brexit

Any Brexit deal should be put to the country

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

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.