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Blaenau Gwent first council in Wales to sign UNISON’s ethical care charter

Charter commitments will protect local care workers’ rights, benefitting both local care staff and Blaenau Gwent residents

News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

The NHS needs a Labour government

Under a Labour government the NHS and the dedicated people that work for it would at long last receive the proper investment and respect they deserve.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Reckless decision prompts third round of strike action at NHS Trust 

The decision taken today (Wednesday) by the board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust to push ahead with the outsourcing of hundreds of staff is reckless and foolhardly, says UNISON. Responding to the decision, staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust are taking five days of strike action, starting at 6am tomorrow (Thursday). […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

PFI isn’t working for the taxpayer

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report on PFI published today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The report confirms what UNISON has said all along – PFI simply isn’t working for the taxpayer. “It’s a damning indictment that after more than 25 years the Treasury still has no data on the benefits of PFI. “The […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Prentis backs Labour leader’s call to bring services back in-house

General secretary tells Black members’ conference that UNISON has been warning of such a collapse for years

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘I will be with you on the picket lines’ vows Dave Prentis

General secretary backs Birmingham strikers as he speaks to ‘the biggest gathering of women trade unionists in this country’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Budget leaves public services ‘gasping for air’

There’s no actual money on the table

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures

The government needs to take action in next week’s budget

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON

Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “They’ve suffered years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

All public sector staff need and deserve a decent pay rise now, says UNISON

Opening the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “We’ve seen years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by an […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.