Opening the debate on privatisation at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis
Public services support staff – including teaching assistants, hospital porters and police community support offers (PCSOs) – are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year*, says a report from UNISON published today (Monday). The figure is the equivalent of 25,000 extra public service staff working full time. It highlights how far […]
This is the last chance saloon for the probation service and rescue plans proposed by the MoJ just don’t cut the mustard.
Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement.
It’s a disgrace that financial troubles have escalated to this level.
Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea says Treasury ‘should have come up with the money to fund all these pay promises’
Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept […]
UNISON responds to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement
The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday). Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to the Finance Bill, which have been tabled by […]
“Poor pay has left many public sector families desperately watching the pennies,” comments UNISON
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Minister for the Cabinet Office calling for a new public service ethos to underpin the delivery of services
The National Audit Office (NAO) report on the public finance initiative provides a scathing indictment of PFI and PF2, and confirms many of the fears UNISON has been raising for more than 20 years, the union said today (Thursday). The NAO says there are currently 700 PFI and PF2 deals in operation, and if no […]
The government needs to safeguard services and protect staff