National News

March 21st, 2019

Commenting on the report on the NHS and care workforce published by the Nuffield Trust, the King’s Fund and the Health Foundation today (Thursday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“Unless real efforts are made to attract new recruits and stop experienced health...

March 20th, 2019

Reacting to the announcement at today’s Public Accounts Committee hearing that the NHS is bringing the cervical screening service back in-house, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“We’re pleased to see the service returning to the NHS, but it should not have been...

March 20th, 2019

The University of Liverpool’s governing body has approved plans for the university to apply to become an accredited Living Wage employer this year.

The Living Wage is an independently calculated minimum hourly rate intended to reflect living costs. The University is currently in...

March 18th, 2019

New College Lanarkshire has officially been named an accredited living wage employer by Living Wage Scotland.

Last week’s announcement means that everyone working at the college – regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff – receive a minimum hourly...

March 15th, 2019

Responding to the news that Interserve has failed to persuade shareholders to approve a rescue plan for the company, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is yet another example of privatisation failing catastrophically at the expense of public services.