A motion calling for fair pay for public service workers will be debated by Gloucestershire councillors this Wednesday (13 September 2017). The motion would commit Gloucestershire council to support ending the public sector pay cap, which has meant average pay for public employees decreased in value by £3,875 since 2010. Labour councillors proposing the public […]
UNISON have welcomed the decision of Sirona to extend the consultation exercise which proposes to cut members pay and also to reduce staff numbers. UNISON organiser Lewis Carson said: “Although we are yet to reach agreement with Sirona on the outcome of their proposals to make over £200000 of savings, following their reduction in funding […]
I’m marching on Saturday for the public service workers who make Bristol great. Regional secretary Joanne Kaye writes on why Bristol needs public investment, not more cuts. Ask any Bristolian and they’ll tell you: I’m proud of my city. Robin or gashead, Clifton heights or south of the river, new arrival or the latest in […]
UNISON calls for action following a government report by Dame Glenys Stacey criticising the parts of the probation service in Gloucestershire run by Working Links, a Community Rehabilitation Company. The report stated: “The National Probation Service was performing reasonably well, and the public can be reassured that those people who pose a higher risk are […]
Over two hundred workers in the Residential and Extra Care departments of council-funded care company Sirona are facing a wage cut, which for many will amount to over an hour’s pay per week. UPDATE: Sirona have agreed to re-think aspects of their proposals and are currently working with staff to come up with a better […]
Care workers at Somerset’s Learning Disability Service will this week step up their action over pay cuts ranging from £1800 to £12000 per-year proposed by Discovery, the organisation now handed control. A “pay-slip-protest” has been organised by public service union UNISON, illustrating how much staff wages would drop by under Discovery’s plan and the damage […]
Staff and service users from Somerset’s Learning Disability Service will today deliver a petition to the County Council, calling for council bosses to honour their promises and act to save the crumbling care service now in the hands of “Discovery”. Signed by over 5000 people, the petition will force a debate at the full council […]
Trade union and health activists are staging a rally for fair NHS funding and protesting Weston hospital closure of the A&E department.
UNISON SW regional secretary Joanne Kaye responds to Oliver Letwin’s admission that austerity must end.
The closure of Weston Hospital’s A&E department is a harsh judgement on the Government’s failed NHS policies. It’s time to give NHS staff a fair deal.
Schools in Plymouth are making staff redundant and cutting hours thanks to the Government’s failure to fund education properly
As LDS staff face pay cuts of almost £1800, UNISON calls on newly elected Somerset councillors to listen to public outcry over the future of the service
Continuing our conversations with UNISON members standing for Parliament, we spoke to Thangam Debbonaire, campaigning for re-election in Bristol West. Facing a potential four-way fight, Bristol West is hotly contested at this election. Covering some of Bristol’s most beautiful terraces and parks, the constituency is also famous for its counter-cultural Stokes Croft area. However, some neighbourhoods are […]