Category: Miscellaneous

Man wins fit-for-work appeal seven months after his death

Jeff Hayward spent last 18 months of his life fighting decision that he was fit to work.  Click here to read more.

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Universal credit: DWP ‘bans jobcentres from referring people to food banks’

Benefit claimants ‘slipping through the net’ after claim government is ordering local jobcentres to stop referring them to food banks in a ‘ploy to hide those needing help’.  Click here to read more.

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No one should have to borrow just to make ends meet – so why are debt levels at a record high?

The government must tackle the growing debt crisis and stop any more families going into the red.  Click here to read more.

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Big Pharma rip-off revealed as NHS pays nearly £500m for cancer drugs YOU helped invent

The NHS is being held to ransom by pharmaceutical companies who are charging a fortune — almost half a billion pounds last year— for cancer drugs that taxpayers helped to develop, health campaigners have warned.  Click here to read more.

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Labour and TUC welcome report on four-day work week

Labour and unions have welcomed a new report published today that champions the merits of a shorter working week.  Click here to read more.

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Get help with savings if you’re on a low income (Help to Save)

Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years.  Click here to read

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People claiming universal credit must be compensated after judgement, says UNISON

The government must compensate those who have lost out.  Click here to read more.

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Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force

More police forces are using more volunteers in more roles as they reduce the number of staff they employ – so UNISON asked forces in England and Wales to try and explain what is happening.  Click here to read more.

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Christmas greetings and branch office closure

We would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and hope you have a festive, safe, and happy holiday. There will be reduced coverage in the

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That was the year that was – the year in UNISON

As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a memorable year with the UK’s biggest union.  Click here to read more.

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