UNISON survey shows scrapping of student nurse bursaries will lead to major shortages

A UNISON survey shows that nine in ten (91 per cent) student nurses would not have applied for the nursing degree without access to the bursary which the government intends to scrap in 2017.

The spending review’s £3bn hit on local government

Cuts to local government grant and extra spending commitments for local authorities add up to a £3bn hit on councils

UNISON reacts to police budgets announcement in today’s spending review

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “It would have been unthinkable to cut police budgets in light of the dreadful events in Paris. “The 25 per cent cuts that have been imposed since 2010 have decimated neighbourhood policing in many parts of the country. One in three Police Community Support Officers have already gone in […]

School funding reforms could harm education

UNISON comment on decision to scrap current system of school funding, announced in the Chancellor’s spending review

Tax credits u-turn will bring huge relief to working families

Nearly three million working families countrywide have breathed a collective sigh of relief, says UNISON general secretary