Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Care staff forced to sleep in offices and not wash......

Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses.  Click here to read more.

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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 services. A cash giveaway for the richest earners is absurd after 10 years of brutal austerity that has pushed public services to breaking point.  Click here to read more.

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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 should never have palmed responsibility for pensioner’s free TV licences off to the BBC.

“They should take responsibility for this now and restore the benefit to all over-75s”

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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 read more.

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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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