News Articles From July 2012

UNISON welcomes appointment of NMC chair

UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, today welcomed the appointment of a new chair to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). One of Mark Addison’s first big challenges will be to look into the fee increase that the NMC … More…

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Unity Magazine
Summer 2012

LGPS ballot opens tomorrow

The ballot on the proposals for the Local Government Pension Scheme for members in England and Wales opens tomorrow and runs from 31 July to 24 August – and there is plenty of material to encourage members to vote. ‘Yes’ … More…

UNISON survey highlights devastating impact of education cuts

Government education cuts are depriving many young people and adults of the chance to contribute fully to society, UNISON has warned today. A new freedom of information survey, sent by UNISON to all of the 248 further education colleges in … More…

High profits levels add to fuel poverty misery

“Ofgem needs to show its teeth and stop fuel companies from making excessive profits at the expense of their customers” said Mike Jeram, UNISON Head of Business and Environment today (26 July). The union is calling on the Government to … More…

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Bulletin Newsletter
July 2012

Olympic brand is forcing public safety into second place – UNISON

Thousands of Trading Standards hours are being used up in protecting the Olympic brand and corporate sponsors, instead of protecting the public, UNISON warned today. The UK’s largest union called the commitment ‘hard to justify in the light of swingeing … More…

Vote yes in the LGPS ballot

Members covered by Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales are being urged to vote yes to a new LGPS 2014 scheme when they are balloted this month. In all around 660,000 members in five UNISON service groups will … More…

12-week consultation period should stay as minimum

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today called on the Government to keep the 12-week consultation period as the minimum needed to avoid hasty, ill-thought through decision making. The union supports a more flexible timescale to allow for a longer upper … More…

UNISON welcomes TUC report on regional pay

UNISON has welcomed research from the TUC which shows that government plans for regional pay would cost the economy up to £10bn – and lead to fewer rather than more jobs. The report, produced by the New Economics Foundation, found … More…