AFG workers set to begin seven-day strike

Company has rejected UNISON’s offer of serious talks over cutting carers’ sleep-in shift payments

Four Seasons difficulties show care sector is in need of urgent reform

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that two of the holding companies behind care firm Four Seasons have gone into administration, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The company has been teetering on the brink for some time. While today’s announcement won’t immediately affect jobs or the running of care homes, it should act as an […]

AFG taking a big cut from funding it receives

UNISON releases figures as workers take a third day of action in fight against company cutting pay

Proper investment in wages and apprenticeships will help ease NHS staffing crisis, says UNISON

Response to major report into health service and care workforce

It’s time to end poverty wages and exploitative practices

‘The only people who will deliver for social care workers are this union,’ conference delegates hear

Conference backs UNISON campaign on social care

Delegates reiterate that ‘social care is the bedrock of our society’

Care workers vote to strike over threat to sleep-in payments

UNISON members could lose £2,000 a year under plan by private company

UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

UNISON responds to CQC State of Care report

Much more needs to be done to improve the social care sector and restore the dignity that’s lacking

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

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