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April 16th, 2018

It was a huge honour as always to address UNISON health conference this morning. As the biggest health union in the country, this is always a massive event for our union – but never more so than in the 70th year of our National Health Service.

For me, as general secretary of UNISON, it is...

April 16th, 2018

Commenting on the news today (Monday) that the Prime Minister is to meet Commonwealth leaders later this week to discuss the immigration problems of individuals who came to Britain as part of the Windrush generation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:


April 16th, 2018

Escalating violence and aggression towards NHS staff is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on their physical and mental health, UNISON health delegates heard today.

A motion on protecting NHS staff against violence and aggression noted that in England more than 70,000 NHS staff were assaulted...

April 16th, 2018

UNISON members at universities across the UK have narrowly voted to accept employers’ proposals to end a dispute over changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension scheme.

The union’s higher education service group executive agreed this morning to call off a planned ballot for...

April 16th, 2018

“This isn’t just a time to learn from the past, but time to shape a new future,” general secretary Dave Prentis told delegates at the UNISON health conference in Brighton today.

This summer mark’s the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service – what Mr Prentis called “the greatest...