News Articles From March 2013

UNISON anger over Barnardo’s pension scheme closure

UNISON, the union for Barnardo’s staff, said today it is “angry and bitterly disappointed” at the charity’s decision to press ahead with plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme and replace it with one that is vastly inferior. The … More…

111 shambles

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today added to mounting calls for a delay to the launch of the 111 NHS helpline service, branding the new service “disaster prone”. The switch from NHS Direct has already led to the loss of … More…

Energy bill rises predicted

UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union, is calling on the government and energy industry to set minimum standards for home insulation, to help families – especially those on low incomes – cut their energy bills. Energy bills are set … More…

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March 2013

Union share owners’ group launched today

UNISON has joined forces with Unite and the TUC to launch Trade Union Share Owners – a new group which aims to put union values at the heart of corporate governance, with a new approach to the way in which … More…

New share owner group will ensure union values are reflected at company AGMs

The TUC and its two largest affiliated unions, Unite and UNISON, are today (Tuesday) launching Trade Union Share Owners – a new group which aims to put union values at the heart of the world of corporate governance, with a … More…

Government nursing recommendations

UNISON, the largest union for health workers, said today that the government’s failure to recommend minimum staffing levels in it’s response to the Mid Staffs report, make it a missed opportunity to boost patient care. The union has been campaigning … More…

UNISON debt line red hot in 2012

The number of UNISON members turning to the union’s welfare fund for help has doubled since the Con/Dem alliance came to power in 2010. Unsecured debt is a growing problem and in 2012 the union gave advice and support to … More…

UNISON regains recognition at staunch Tory council

A UNISON local government branch has won recognition by a Tory-controlled council, it was announced today. The success at South Bucks District Council has come more than a decade after the union was derecognised, in the late 1990s, and was … More…

‘Offering the security that UNISON can provide’

UNISON’s recruitment campaign in the South West has been boosted by the withdrawal of two NHS trusts from the region’s controversial pay cartel. The cartel of 20 rogue NHS trusts has been threatening to disregard the Agenda for Change national … More…