Pay rise immediately would reassure undervalued staff to stay in NHS

Government’s approach to NHS pay is forcing workers to question their future

Green energy plans must be rolled out to more ​parts of the economy

Prime Minister’s wind power pledge must be more than hot air and bluster

Ministers must fix council funding to avoid ​”catastrophic cuts”

At least £10bn needed to save essential services

Thousands of public service workers contact UNISON with ‘harrowing’ PPE stories

Ministers need to get to grips with supply problems

A 'school' road sign against a wall

Schools move must help all parents in essential services

Government needs to work with unions to develop plan

Windrush deportations must stop now, says UNISON

Cruel punishment must be investigated

New NHS waiting times show Tories are not fit to run NHS

Responding to the latest NHS England data published today (Thursday) showing A&E waiting times are the worst ever, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Patients left in agony on trolleys for hours and poorly visitors waiting for hours in A&E, forced to sit on floors because of a lack of chairs, has become the new normal. “Years […]

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