With his election in May overshadowed by the General Election, you’d be forgiven for having missed what the West of England’s Conservative metro-mayor has been up to. Now’s the time to pay attention, as the West of England growth strategy has been published by the Combined Authority (WECA), and local people can comment until 27 […]
Commenting on the proposed merger of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trusts, UNISON South West regional manager Tanya Palmer said: “Health staff will understandably feel nervous at today’s announcement. Experience suggests mergers often mean serious disruption to staff, and job losses too. For that reason we’ll be doing everything we […]
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 their terms and conditions consultation exercise 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 from B&NES council, we are heartened that they have […]
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 […]
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