Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tag: Unison

Mental health cuts ‘leave staff facing violence and aggression’

Unison report reveals that more than two in five mental health workers have been attacked in the last year.

‘Poverty pay should be outlawed’, says union

Government urged to introduce a 'real living wage' that reflects the rising cost of living.

NHS nurse shortages ‘putting patients lives at risk’

Survey by Unison finds that almost two-thirds of nurses believe hospital wards are understaffed, affecting patient care and safety.

Number of workers in insecure jobs soars 27% in only five years

The number of workers trapped in insecure jobs has rocketed by a shocking 660,000 over the past five years, according to study.

Chancellor urged to use £2.4bn ‘surplus’ to ease social care crisis

Unison says an expected £2.4 billion 'surplus' in business taxes should be used to help ease the adult social care crisis in England.

Government at risk of breaching THEIR OWN minimum wage laws

Health unions say government needs to inject £280m into the NHS by the end of the decade, or could find themselves in breach of their own minimum wage laws.

Stagnant wages trap MILLIONS of households in ‘problem debt’

Shocking research reveals 3.2 million households are in ‘problem debt’, while more than a million are in 'extreme problem debt'.

Future of youth services ‘at risk’ as £387 million axed in just six years

Report from Unison warns that half of councils have reduced spending on youth services, such as outreach support and advice for young people.

Government urged to end ‘national scandal’ of underpaid care workers

Unison is calling on the government to end the 'systematic underpayment' of homecare workers, cheated out of the minimum wage.

UN To Hear Evidence Of ‘Appalling’ Government Attacks On UK Worker’s Rights

Trade Union Act and the awarding of government contracts to “anti-union employers” who blacklist thousands of workers will be under the spotlight.

Tens Of Thousands Of Homecare Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

76% of councils are failing to ensure homecare providers pay employees for time spent travelling between appointments.

Nearly 700,000 On ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

On average, people on zero-hours contracts work under 25 hours a week and earn £300 less than workers on more permanent contracts.

Home Care Providers Cheating Workers Out Of The Minimum Wage

Half of all home care providers investigated by the HMRC cheated their workers out of the National Minimum Wage, damning new research reveals.

£1.2 Billion End Of Life Care Contract ‘A Privatisation Too Far’, Say Unison

Unison is calling on patients and residents to 'fight-back' against the planned privatisation of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent cancer and end of life care services.

Concerns Grow Over Poor Wage Growth As Self Employment Soars

A rise in employment and sharp drop in the number of people out of work has had little effect on the scandal of low wages, the latest figures show. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday show that the UK unemployment...

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