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November 25th, 2019

Commenting today (Monday) on the Conservative Party’s general election pledges on nurse recruitment, a nursing student grant and hospital parking, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“The Tories’ disastrous decision to axe the NHS bursary has made it impossible for...

November 25th, 2019

UNISON has sent “our strongest support and solidarity” to teaching staff in universities across the country who embark on strike action today over pay and pensions.

The industrial action is being undertaken by members of the University and College Union (UCU).

A solidarity message...

November 24th, 2019


Commenting on the launch of the Conservative Party general election manifesto today (Sunday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Boris Johnson is offering nothing new to the British people – just more of the same. Public services would remain critically...

November 23rd, 2019

Commenting on the announcement today (Saturday) that Labour plans to compensate women who have lost out on pensions, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This is a step towards justice for the millions of women who’ve been treated shabbily.

“The raising of...

November 23rd, 2019

Plans by the Bradford NHS Trust to transfer porters, cleaners, security staff and others into a private company have been scrapped, says UNISON.

Earlier this year, senior managers at the Trust announced plans to transfer hundreds of staff into a new wholly owned subsidiary company.