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January 30th, 2019

The long-running homecare dispute in Birmingham is personal for me.

It’s an example of some of the most dedicated, caring people in our society being treated without dignity and respect.

It’s a clear example of the callous injustice of austerity, and the failings of a Labour...

January 30th, 2019

Thousands of care workers across England and Wales are being paid less than the national minimum wage because councils aren’t insisting that homecare companies pay for travel time, says UNISON today (Wednesday).

Using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, UNISON reveals that more than...

January 29th, 2019

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis is due to show his support this evening (Tuesday) for homecare workers in Birmingham who have been involved in a year-long dispute over their pay and working hours.

He is attending a solidarity rally in the city to pledge his continued backing for the...

January 28th, 2019

UNISON has welcomed the news today (Monday) that the only NHS trust in the UK outside the national agreement for pay, terms and conditions is now to move over to Agenda for Change.

It means staff at Southend University Hospital will now enjoy the same pay, pension and annual-leave...

January 28th, 2019

In two months, the UK is set to leave the European Union. At present, a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is a real possibility. The Prime Minister’s draft withdrawal agreement has been comprehensively rejected. The country stands at an economic and social cliff edge and as things stand, we are moving closer to...