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July 4th, 2018

At one minute past midnight on 5 July 1948, Aneira Thomas was born. She wasn’t just any new baby, she was the first baby to be born in the NHS.

Aneira would be forever linked to the NHS; she grew up to work for the organisation itself as a mental health nurse, and to be a member of the...

July 4th, 2018
WWL strikers with general secretary Dave Prentis on the 30 June NHS march in London

Hospital workers in Wigan will strike for another seven days in two weeks time, as their dispute over being outsourced to a private company wholly owned by their NHS trust continues.

Formal notice...

July 3rd, 2018
UNISON members kept up the pressure on Torus after rejecting the first 2% offer and balloting for industrial action.

UNISON members working for a north-west housing group have won a 3.1% pay rise after rejecting an earlier offer and balloting for industrial action.

Some 700...

July 3rd, 2018

UNISON and the UCU have formally submitted a pay for 5% or £1,500 to further education employers in England.

This follows a change of position by the Association of Colleges, which initially refused to accept a pay claim, after an outline of the claim was submitted at a national joint...

July 2nd, 2018

What would you do if you saw a colleague being ‘dressed down’ by a manager in public, to the extent that they were left in tears?

You’d try to support and comfort them, obviously. But for Ayrshire mental health nurse Gordon McKay in the early 1990s, the reaction was more than that.