Care sector ‘is vital for our society and our economy’

UNISON sets out priorities at successful first national social care seminar

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comments on the NHS ‘rent a room’ scheme

This scheme looks like another dangerous experiment

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Mencap to pay care workers minimum wage for sleep-ins

Mencap has agreed to pay care workers above the national minimum wage for sleep-ins, following a successful campaign by UNISON. The charity has been in dispute with UNISON over its failure to pay care staff the minimum wage when providing on-call night care. Some carers had previously been paid a flat rate of £25 for a […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

Plans to let councils opt out of legal duties to children dropped

UNISON welcomes government move after months of campaigning on Children and Social Work Bill (England)

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

NHS reforms will fail without more money and staff involvement

New NHS plans for health and care services are doomed unless the government invests more cash and listens to staff and patients, says UNISON. The details of nearly all 44 NHS sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have now been published. But the government and NHS England have failed to consult properly with the public and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Patients face bed shortages because government not delivering on mental health

Patients facing bed shortages and long waits because government not delivering on mental health funding, says UNISON Mental health patients are facing bed shortages, longer waits for treatment and reduced support because of budget cutbacks, according to a new survey published today (Monday) by UNISON. More than four in five (83%) staff working in mental […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Delegates back call to improve representation

Under-representation – particularly among young members – cited as a problem that needs to be tackled

Article on the UNISON National site.
Social work reform survey report

Social workers reject government reforms as unsafe, says UNISON

Government plans to reform the delivery of children’s social care have been overwhelmingly rejected by practising social workers in a new report published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON says the proposals could prove dangerous for children and fail to tackle any of the fundamental problems social workers deal with on a daily basis. UNISON says […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.