When I went to Parliament and spoke up for care workers

UNISON member and care worker Nicole Stanfield Caile went to Parliament recently to put the case for care workers

Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake

The legal decision today (Friday) not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON. Today’s Court of Appeal judgment in favour of Mencap overturns a previous ruling at an employment appeal tribunal in April 2017. […]

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer

Cutting income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £11.1bn over the past sixyears, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The government’s decision to reduce the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p in April 2013 has also saved the rich […]

The alarming crisis in health and social care

UNISON’s national delegate conference votes to enact a detailed 10-point plan to fight for social care and the NHS

Government should heed MPs’ advice over health and social care

Commenting today (Monday) on the Commons Health and Social Care Committee report on integrated care, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Competition and the internal market have meant extra unwelcome and unnecessary pressures on an already overstretched NHS, making it harder to join up services and improve health and social care for the better. “Getting rid […]

Care workers strike against pay cuts

Some 120 UNISON members in Bath and north east Somerset take action over employers’ ‘work-for-free’ proposals

Adult social care has no funding, no strategy and no long-term solutions, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the Public Accounts Committee report

The NHS continues to be ‘alarmingly under-funded’, says health conference

UNISON will continue to campaign for the funding needed to deliver ‘a comprehensive, safe and high quality service’

York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

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Organising to raise the bar

Community delegates recognise work of Care Workers for Change campaign in defending care services and organising a fragmented and casualised workforce

Damning NAO report ‘exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care’

Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils […]

Hartlepool signs up for ethical care

North-East council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

UNISON comments on the NHS ‘rent a room’ scheme

This scheme looks like another dangerous experiment

Graphic from the cover of the ethical care charter document

Sheffield signs up to the Ethical Care Charter

Yorkshire council becomes the largest local authority to sign UNISON’s charter