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 […]
Who will keep workers’ rights safe through the Brexit negotiations? Bruce Robin of Thompsons Solicitors looks at the stakes in the General Election
UNISON is consulting on the pay claim we put in for local government this year. Get the facts and take part in the consultation here.
In our second interview with a UNISON member running for Parliament on June 8, we talked to Jayne Kirkham about the realities of life in Cornwall and what motivated her to stand to be an MP. Stretching from north to south coast, Truro and Falmouth covers some of England’s most beautiful landscapes. Living standards are […]
On 8 June the country will go to the polls again, this time to elect Members of Parliament. In the run up, we’re talking to the UNISON members who’ll have their names on the ballot paper in a few weeks time In Kingswood, UWE employee, local councillor and UNISON member Mhairi Threlfall is standing for […]
When one UNISON member made the decision to adopt a child, she was shocked to discover the unequal treatment facing adoptive parents
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