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November 16th, 2019

“Every vote will count in this election” and we need to persuade people to register to vote – and to register for a postal vote. It’s crucial to “get that message out in the workplace, to family and friends.”

UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea (pictured above) was...

November 15th, 2019

Responding to new Labour Party analysis published today (Friday) suggesting NHS staff work one million hours of unpaid overtime each week, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“The NHS is running on fumes after years of underfunding. Chronic understaffing has left us with a system...

November 15th, 2019

This article was first published in November 2017, ahead of Stars in Our Schools 2017. Rosie is currently campaigning for re-election in the current general election

Rosie Duffield is still in shock.

It never occurred to her that when she stood as a Labour candidate in the...

November 14th, 2019

Responding to the latest NHS England data published today (Thursday) showing A&E waiting times are the worst ever, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Patients left in agony on trolleys for hours and poorly visitors waiting for hours in A&E, forced to sit...

November 14th, 2019

A third of public service workers are worried they’ll lose their jobs due to technological innovation or government cuts, according to a UNISON survey published today (Thursday).

But one in ten feel additional training has protected them from the threat of redundancy, with staff feeling...