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April 20th, 2018

Nursery campaigners will travel to Westminster on Wednesday 25 April to press the case for prover government funding of this key early-years service for children and working parents.

Campaigners from Salford will be to the fore, having arranged the day with the city’s three MPs.


April 19th, 2018

Today I’ve been in Northamptonshire meeting UNISON members affected by council mismanagement, poor leadership and chronic underfunding.

Northamptonshire County Council has become a watchword for local government failure, and a salutary warning to those who believe that privatisation is...

April 19th, 2018

Thursday 19 April 2018
For immediate release

Commenting on Labour’s plans to build a million ‘genuinely affordable’ properties over 10 years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“It’s great to see Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party taking...

April 18th, 2018

This year our country celebrates two 70th anniversaries – the creation of the NHS and the arrival of SS Windrush at Tilbury Port. The two are intertwined and inseparable, with so many of the Windrush generation helping to build the health service that we all rely on.

I am proud that...

April 18th, 2018

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are being expected to do the work of nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results published today (Wednesday) by UNISON.

Nearly two thirds (63%) say they are being left to care for patients without enough support from...