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April 16th, 2018

Opening UNISON’s annual health conference today (Monday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“The NHS was born seventy years ago, with that proud godfather – Aneurin Bevan. It’s a beacon to the world and the envy of the world.

“Our NHS, born amidst the...

April 16th, 2018

UNISON has launched a consultation of health members at the health group conference in Brighton today. Members in England must decide whether to accept a three-year pay deal which comes with an extra £4.2bn worth of funding.

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare...

April 16th, 2018

NHS trusts across England are spending millions of pounds outsourcing staff to new arms-length private companies, says UNISON today (Monday).

Using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, UNISON has revealed that NHS trusts are shelling-out huge amounts of money on consultants. These...

April 13th, 2018

Education staff, parents and children across the UK will be taking part in a weekend of action against cuts to school funding.

Since 2015, £2.8 billion has been cut from school budgets. The average primary school has lost £45,400 in funding and the average secondary school has lost £185,...

April 13th, 2018

It’s more than a century since the first press release – issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad after a fatal train crash. And while the world and the media that reports on it may have changed a little since 1906, a release remains the best way for organisations to attract the attention of...