Category: Miscellaneous

Another legal victory for our union – and for thousands of NHS workers

Yesterday, our union won another fantastic legal victory, as the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of UNISON members on NHS overtime.  Click here to read more.

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Tax cut for higher earners is absurd after years of austerity

Commenting on the announcement from Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson that he would cut taxes for higher earners, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson has confirmed he cares about the wealthy few, rather than everyone who relies on public

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Government must take responsibility on TV licences, says TUC

Responding to the news that free TV licences for over 75s will be limited to just those on pension credits, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “After a decade of unfair austerity, this is another blow to pensioners. “The government

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Council still investing in fossil fuels, despite promise to stop

The council has revealed £29.5million worth of investments in oil and gas, but has not disclosed any coal investments.  Click here to read more.

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UN report compares Tory welfare policies to creation of workhouses

Ministers in denial about impact of austerity since 2010, says poverty expert.  Click here to read more.

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The problem with NHS outsourcing

Local service collapse shows NHS outsourcing doesn’t work, argues Norma Dudley from Waltham Forest Save Our NHS (WFSONHS).  Click here to read more.

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Climate proof our work

We have a climate crisis: extreme weather events are already destroying jobs and livelihoods. Workers are on the frontline of climate change. We have just 11 years to stabilise the planet at a 1.5 degree temperature rise.  Click here to

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Construction firms in lawsuit over £55m payout to blacklisted trade unionists

Eight groups take legal action to make Amec Foster Wheeler pay part of compensation.  Click here to read more.

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Climate emergency declared in Waltham Forest

The decision follows hundreds of protesters marching on the town hall last week.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON condemns the soaring need for food banks in the UK as a ‘national disgrace’

The Trussell Trust distributed a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels in the past year, amid renewed calls for government to end the five-week wait for Universal Credit.  Click here to read more.

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