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Ministers must fix council funding to avoid ​’catastrophic cuts’, says UNISON

The government must fund local councils properly for the first time in more than a decade in order to keep communities safe and rebuild the country ​after the pandemic, says UNISON ​today (Monday). ​Unless ​ministers fix ​the current funding shortfall – estimated to be in the region of ​£10bn – there could be tens of thousands of job losses and catastrophic cuts to local services in […]

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise, say health unions

The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return

Jon Richards says test and trace must improve, teaching assistants mustn’t become substitute teachers and vulnerable pupils should be priority

Show your appreciation and thoughts for the NHS and key workers, says UNISON

People around the UK are being urged to celebrate and commemorate health, care and other essential workers this weekend to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS

UNISON statement regarding about paid student nurse placements ending

We’re aware of concerns amongst student nurses in England about funding being withdrawn for paid placements. We have been reassured that funding will remain available to allow those who have taken up paid placements to continue until these placements are completed. Those in your final year will be supported at the end of your placements, […]

Government must act immediately on second PHE BAME report

Words and promises won’t cut it any longer

Maria Alberts tells the awful story of how her black son was attacked by five men

Maria Albert’s family was almost torn apart after a racist attack on her son nearly resulted in him ending up in prison rather than the perpetrators

Extend free scheme to all frontline care and NHS staff, says UNISON

A government scheme exempting overseas workers from visa fees for one year should be extended to all care staff and NHS employees, says UNISON today (Monday) The union is backing an amendment brought by MP Yvette Cooper to the Immigration Bill ​that would ensure many more staff – such as social care workers, hospital cleaners, healthcare assistants and […]

Care worker pay deductions must be tackled to stop hardship and control virus spread

Some workers going unpaid while following safety guidance

A cancer survivor and long standing UNISON member has raised money for The James Cook Holistic Centre

Liz Lillie beat cancer of the oesophagus two years ago thanks to the care she received from James Cook Hospital. During that time she began treatment for her pain at the hospitals Holistic Centre, which helps cancer patients deal with pain through a selection of wellness treatments including massage, acupuncture, reflexology as well as emotional […]