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January 25th, 2020

NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has today (Saturday) announced that the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es, and saving tens of thousands of lives.

The initiative follows the launch of...

January 24th, 2020

Suffolk and Norfolk UNISON police branches are celebrating a victory, after chief officers agreed to increase the amount of maternity support leave for officers and staff.

The chief constables agreed to increase special leave for new parents by one week – in addition to the previous...

January 24th, 2020

UNISON wants to hear from members working in libraries who would be prepared to share their experiences of violence, abuse or harassment while doing their job.

Sarah (not her real name) works in a library in the South East. She told us: “I once had a library user slap my bottom as I bent...

January 23rd, 2020

Commenting on NHS England plans to create a number of community rapid response teams to treat older people in their homes to try to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Any moves to treat elderly people in their...

January 23rd, 2020

“It’s our responsibility to kick racism – not just out of football, but out of our society.”

That was the clarion call at the heart of Dave Prentis’s speech last night, as UNISON hosted the launch of this year’s Show Racism the Red Card schools competition.