cornwall council signs ethical care charter

Cornwall Council signs Ethical Care Charter

Care workers in Cornwall who look after people in their own homes are to be given more support to do their work. Cornwall Council has today signed Unison’s Ethical Care Charter which sets out a series of commitments to protect the rights of homecare workers and ensure dignity in care delivery through a consistent, well […]

What is causing the problems at Royal Cornwall Hospital?

High demand and lack of resources have seen RCHT management declare a Black Alert. UNISON explains why problems at Royal Cornwall Hospital are part of a bigger NHS crisis. We initially responded to these questions in an enquiry from Devon and Cornwall Media. The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust was placed in special measures two months […]

Special measures decision shows “unprecedented strain” on Cornwall NHS

After a series of “inadequate” ratings, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has placed the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust in special measures. UNISON South West regional organiser Siobhan Brown said: “People in Cornwall deserve good healthcare, but the CQC report is a damning and sad reflection that they aren’t receiving it. The NHS is under […]

UNISON campaign wins living wage at Cornwall Council

UNISON are thrilled that Cornwall Councillors voted at the full council meeting to re-instate the Living Wage Foundation pay rate for staff at the bottom of the pay structure – the majority being women.  In a joint campaign between the Trade Unions and the Labour Party, councillors were persuaded that Cornwall Council needed to continue […]