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Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says Dave Prentis

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers. “NHS figures out this week show Black staff are more likely to suffer abuse from patients and harassment from colleagues. They […]

Article, News on the UNISON South West site.

Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS

Together we represent more than a million health and care staff. They’re the lifeblood of our health service, consistently going above and beyond to make sure we can all rely on world-class care when we need it most. A no-deal Brexit could devastate the NHS and social care. And if this government goes ahead with […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Local government services aren’t optional, but the bedrock of a caring society

Dave Prentis addressing the Local Government Association annual conference in Bournemouth today (Thursday)

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON launches manifesto for strong Welsh communities

  Investing in public services and strengthening communities must be the priority for all political parties, according to a manifesto published today (Wednesday) by UNISON, ahead of the Welsh local elections. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will join more than a hundred public service workers including carers, caretakers and refuse collectors outside Cardiff Central Library […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

General Secretary Blog: a brilliant branch building on their many strengths

It was great to visit Southampton district branch today, and meet up with a great group of activists who have taken their branch and our members through a very difficult period. Whether they’re old stewards returning to the fray or new branch activists, particularly women activists, recruited to support their colleagues, this is a branch […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Court of Appeal finds in favour of UNISON in holiday pay dispute

NHS workers who do overtime on a regular basis or frequently work beyond their normal shifts should now have these extra hours taken into account when their holiday pay is calculated, as a result of a landmark court victory by UNISON today (Monday). The Court of Appeal judgment found in favour of a paramedic and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for a general election but demands Labour stays united

Speaking in Liverpool today (Tuesday) on the opening day of the UNISON annual conference, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Brexit has unleashed the stench of far right extremism, both on the streets and in workplaces across the country. It’s meant a rise in anger and distrust. “Public service workers from Europe have had to suffer cheap jibes […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Care staff forced to sleep in offices and not wash

Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Domestics vote overwhelmingly for strike action to halt privatisation at the Princess Alexandra

Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Friday) voted almost unanimously in favour of strike action against plans to outsource cleaning services. UNISON members voted 99% in favour of industrial action on an 84% turnout. The 220 staff that provide cleaning and domestic services warn that if jobs are transferred to the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘We’re still standing’

Dave Prentis tells women’s conference that UNISON is ‘the women’s union’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.