Unite News http://www.google.co.uk/ The latest stories Unite. en-gb Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:32:57 GMT Copyright (C) www.rippleffect.com 15 North West NHS strikes stepped up over outsourcing plans Unite, the UK’s largest union, is to step up strike action at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, in a dispute concerning outsourcing. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/north-west-nhs-strikes-stepped-up-over-outsourcing-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-34635 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:49:35 -0000 NHS funding increase is the bare minimum warns Unite There remains a real danger that this cash boost could be frittered away by the government’s mania in forcing the NHS to privatise parts of the service, which increases costs, reduces efficiencies and increases waiting times. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/nhs-funding-increase-is-the-bare-minimum-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34629 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:45:39 -0000 Axe online service that threatens future of GP practices, Jeremy Hunt told GPs are in revolt over the serious financial threat from a new online service that is draining funding from surgeries for patients with the most complex needs and have called for the scheme to be axed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/axe-online-service-that-threatens-future-of-gp-practices-jeremy-hunt-told/default.aspx tcm:11-34606 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:58:52 -0000 Time for pay justice for workers excluded from NHS pay deal Colenzo Jarrett -Thorpe said: “Excluding indirectly employed NHS workers from the new pay deal is unjust. It will be a disaster for morale ." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/time-for-pay-justice-for-workers-excluded-from-nhs-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34585 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:18:53 -0000 Unite health members vote overwhelmingly in favour of the NHS pay deal Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: "We don’t regard this result as the end of the story, but a first stage on the long march for pay justice for dedicated staff working in the NHS, after eight years of pay austerity." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-health-members-vote-overwhelmingly-in-favour-of-the-nhs-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34552 Fri, 8 Jun 2018 11:22:22 -0000 Workers step-up their campaign for pay justice at London hospitals Low paid workers at Barts are understandably very angry. Security guards, cleaners, porters and caterers are vital to keeping these London hospitals clean and safe. It’s a glaring injustice that health workers employed by Serco are being offered less than other NHS workers at the same hospitals. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-step-up-their-campaign-for-pay-justice-at-london-hospitals/default.aspx tcm:11-34560 Fri, 8 Jun 2018 08:32:42 -0000 Threat to Birmingham school nurse jobs could hit vulnerable children, warns Unite Unite blamed the Tory government’s swingeing reductions to local government funding in England for the cuts that could affect about 170,000 school-aged children in the Birmingham area http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/threat-to-birmingham-school-nurse-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-34460 Thu, 31 May 2018 08:55:20 -0000 Norfolk hospital workers demo on 29 May, as hefty hikes in car parking charges loom Unite members will stage the protest at the Inspire Centre at 10.00 on Tuesday as the board of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust meets to discuss the increases due to be implemented on 1 June http://www.unitetheunion.org/norfolk-hospital-workers-demo-on-29-may-as-hefty-hikes-in-car-parking-charges-loom/default.aspx tcm:11-34404 Thu, 24 May 2018 13:47:32 -0000 Scathing report on Capita’s NHS contract underlines privatisation folly, says Unite “How many more reports are needed to reinforce the case that the privatisation of NHS services short changes patients in particular and the taxpayer in general?” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/scathing-report-on-capitas-nhs-contract-underlines-privatisation-folly-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34339 Thu, 17 May 2018 08:52:02 -0000 Carillion report must be first step in transforming shattered corporate model Unite, the UK’s largest union, is demanding the full adoption of recommendations contained in a joint select committee report (published today Wednesday 16 May) into Carillion, and is urging the government to do far more to prevent future corporate failures. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-report-must-be-first-step-in-transforming-shattered-corporate-model/default.aspx tcm:11-34329 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:01:29 -0000 NHS staff set to strike over outsourcing plans Workers fear if the trust was taken over by the subsidiary company, it would leave staff vulnerable to cuts to their pay, and terms and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/nhs-staff-set-to-strike-over-outsourcing-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-34331 Tue, 15 May 2018 13:05:15 -0000 Unite accuses East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust of seeking to erode staff pay with outsourcing plan Unite regional officer Kathy Walters said: “This plan is a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ with the prime aim of cutting costs and eroding NHS workers’ pay, terms and conditions." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuses-east-kent-hospitals-university-foundation-trust-of-seeking-to-erode-staff-pay-with-outsourcing-plan/default.aspx tcm:11-34292 Wed, 9 May 2018 16:14:40 -0000 Serco workers at Barts NHS Trust demand pay justice 1,600 Serco workers at St Barts, Royal London, Whipps Cross, Mile End and Newham are demanding the same pay deal as NHS workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/serco-staff-at-barts-nhs-trust-demand-pay-justice/default.aspx tcm:11-34288 Wed, 9 May 2018 10:08:51 -0000 West Midlands hospital delay ‘kick in the teeth’ for local workers, patients and businesses Unite, the UK’s largest union, has described revelations that the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital may not be completed until 2022 as ‘a kick in the teeth’ for workers in the West Midlands, the local economy and patients. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/west-midlands-hospital-delay-kick-in-the-teeth-for-local-workers-patients-and-businesses/default.aspx tcm:11-34261 Fri, 4 May 2018 14:21:58 -0000 ‘Cruel' Staffordshire council budget cuts hit vulnerable families, warns Unite Unite regional officer Frank Keogh said: “These cruel cuts are putting vital services, such as maternal and child mental health, child protection and domestic abuse, under even more severe strain." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cruel-staffordshire-council-budget-cuts-hit-vulnerable-families/default.aspx tcm:11-34218 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:19:17 -0000 Unite health members start balloting today on NHS pay deal Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: “Unite welcomes many aspects of this deal - however, we regard this as the start, not the end, of the journey for true pay justice for NHS staff, which we will campaign for with energy in the coming months and years." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-health-members-start-balloting-today-on-nhs-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-34207 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:10:05 -0000 Staff at three Lancashire hospitals to be balloted for strike action over outsourcing plans Staff at three Lancashire hospitals to be balloted for strike action over outsourcing plans http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/staff-at-three-lancashire-hospitals-to-be-balloted-for-strike-action-over-outsourcing-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-34186 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:38:13 -0000 GP practices face funding threat as online service ‘targets’ young people, Unite warns Doctors in Unite (DiU) said that the online NHS GP at Hand service is signing up predominately young people – and putting the future care of vulnerable groups at risk http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gp-practices-face-funding-threat/default.aspx tcm:11-34176 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:20:17 -0000 Anger as Norfolk hospital workers face hefty hikes in car parking charges Hard-working staff at King’s Lynn are faced with swingeing rises to park their car for work, which is a necessity for many because of poor public transport provision in Norfolk, especially at nights and weekends. http://www.unitetheunion.org/anger-as-norfolk-hospital-workers-face-hefty-hikes-in-car-parking-charges/default.aspx tcm:11-34146 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:34:55 -0000 Unite statement on local government pay offer Unite national officer for local government Jim Kennedy said: “We will work closely in solidarity going forward with the other unions representing local government workers to achieve true pay justice for this dedicated workforce." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-pay-offer/default.aspx tcm:11-34071 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:12:53 -0000 Unite statement on three year NHS pay deal “Unite’s national health committee has discussed the deal and agreed to put it out for the members to decide, with the recommendation to accept. Our work is now to inform and consult our membership. They will be balloted during April and May, at the same time as other NHS unions.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-three-year-nhs-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33921 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:02 -0000 Applied psychologists to lobby parliament on 20 March to demand promised funding on mental health A rally and photocall of Unite members, working as applied psychologists and MPs will be held at Old Palace Yard, London SW1P 3JY at 13:30. Speakers will include Unite assistant general secretary, Gail Cartmail, and shadow health minister Jonathan Ashworth. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/applied-psychologists-to-lobby-parliament-on-20-march-to-demand-promised-funding-on-mental-health/default.aspx tcm:11-33905 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:05:03 -0000 Unite statement on NHS pay talks Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: “Unite has been closely involved with these pay talks since December and we are very close to a final position which we will be putting to our members." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-nhs-pay-talks/default.aspx tcm:11-33843 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:31:19 -0000 Stop post-Carillion privatisation of MoD firefighters, Unite tells public sector pay rally tonight Unite assisant general secretary Gail Cartmail called on the rally to send a message of support to MoD firefighters facing the dire prospect of post-Carillion outsourcing http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/top-post-carillion-privatisation-of-mod-firefighters-unite-tells-public-sector-pay-rally-tonight/default.aspx tcm:11-33822 Tue, 6 Mar 2018 15:19:35 -0000 Government plans to transform children and young people’s mental health provision lack boldness, says Unite The government’s green paper on transforming children and young people’s mental health provision in England lacks the boldness and scope needed to address the ‘burning injustice’ of young people’s mental ill health. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-plans-to-transform-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-lack-boldness-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33809 Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:25:30 -0000 Probe call into ‘disappearing’ Carillion NHS pension contributions Unite said mystery surrounded the fate of the pensions’ contributions of thousands of workers who were employed on public sector contracts when Carillion collapsed last month http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/probe-call-into-disappearing-carillion-nhs-pension-contributions/default.aspx tcm:11-33744 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:34:22 -0000 Government failing to properly protect Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the government of failing to fully protect workers left in limbo following the collapse last month of Carillion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-failing-to-properly-protect-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33732 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:21:47 -0000 Protest at Gloucester NHS ‘tax avoiding’ plan tomorrow Unite, along with the Gloucester and Cheltenham trades councils, will be holding a demonstration outside the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital GL1 3NN tomorrow between 12:00 - 14:00 http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/protest-at-gloucester-nhs-tax-avoiding-plan/default.aspx tcm:11-33660 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:51:07 -0000 Liverpool NHS boss ‘in snub’ to Carillion-hit maintenance workers Unite regional officer Keith Hutson said: “These workers are in an employment limbo through no fault of their own – they are the victims of the feral capitalism that was the cause of Carillion’s dramatic collapse." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/liverpool-nhs-boss-in-snub-to-carillion-hit-maintenance-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33595 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:33:08 -0000 Royal Liverpool Hospital delay shows stark reality of Carillion collapse The announcement today (6 February) that the Royal Liverpool Hospital is unlikely to be completed this year, is ‘the stark reality’ of what Carillion’s collapse means for the construction industry and local communities. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/royal-liverpool-hospital-delay-shows-stark-reality-of-carillion-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-33555 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:12:15 -0000 Somerset’s services for families and children threatened by planned shake-up, warns Unite Unite is organising a demo of community nurses and families to protest at the proposals when the council’s cabinet meets to discuss the plan at County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY at 09:00 on Monday 12 February. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/somersets-services-for-families-and-children-threatened/default.aspx tcm:11-33503 Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:35:05 -0000 Women and automation - workers join forces as robots threaten jobs Leading women activists will discuss how women’s jobs are likely to be disproportionately affected by new technology and artificial intelligence at the Unite equalities conference. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/women-and-automation---workers-join-forces-as-robots-threaten-jobs/default.aspx tcm:11-33493 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:15:29 -0000 Unite calls for fundamental reforms after scale of Carillion’s mismanagement revealed Unite, the UK’s largest union has called for the urgent reform of company and pension laws, after the true scale of the fundamental flaws that allowed Carillion to collapse earlier this month, began to be revealed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-fundamental-reforms-after-scale-of-carillions-mismanagement-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33487 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:37:40 -0000 Call for rethink on Lancashire Virgin Care contract on children’s services Unite said a county council rethink was needed on awarding the £104 million, five-year contract to Virgin Care to run Lancashire’s 0-19 healthy child programme, given that Carillion had numerous NHS contracts before its collapse http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/call-for-rethink-on-lancashire-virgin-care-contract-on-childrens-services/default.aspx tcm:11-33485 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:16:32 -0000 Unite calls for immediate action and stronger laws after scale of Carillion pension black hole revealed Following today’s (Monday 29 January) revelation that Carillion’s pension deficit is at least £990 million, Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling for all possible legal avenues to be explored to recoup money and for the introduction of stronger laws to prevent future scandals. http://www.unitetheunion.org/unite-calls-for-immediate-action-and-stronger-laws-after-scale-of-carillion-pension-black-hole-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33461 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:16:58 -0000 Government must step in and preserve pay and conditions of Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, is urging the government to ensure that workers employed by Carillion do not have their pay and conditions cut when they are transferred to new employers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-step-in-and-preserve-pay-and-conditions-of-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33457 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:40:55 -0000 Reintroduce bursaries to tackle nursing shortages, says Unite The government needs to restore nursing bursaries as a matter of urgency to plug the gap in the serious shortfall of nurses across the NHS. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/reintroduce-bursaries-to-tackle-nursing-shortages-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33433 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:01:29 -0000 Bromley’s outsourcing policy under the spotlight as workers for two contractors ballot for strike action The ballots come as the whole question of the outsourcing of public services is being put under the microscope, following the Carillion debacle http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bromleys-outsourcing-policy-under-the-spotlight-as-workers-for-two-contractors-ballot-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33360 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:51:32 -0000 Hull council’s withdrawal of free parking for essential users sparks demo tomorrow The demo by Unite members will be at noon tomorrow at The Guildhall HU1 2AA, as the union called for the charging policy to be rescinded and parking remains free for those carrying out vital council duties http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hull-councils-withdrawal-of-free-parking-for-essential-users-sparks-demo-tomorrow/default.aspx tcm:11-33346 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:11:35 -0000 Government must intervene to prevent huge job losses following Carillion collapse Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to take immediate decisive action to prevent further job losses following the collapse of Carillion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-intervene-to-prevent-huge-job-losses-following-carillion-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-33332 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:42:06 -0000 ‘Carillion-style Pandora’s Box’ could hit patient care in the NHS, warns Unite Unite has written to the health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for an immediate moratorium on further private limited companies being established by NHS trusts in England http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-style-pandoras-box-could-hit-patient-care-in-the-nhs-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33317 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:03:11 -0000 Carillion must not keep loyal workforce in the dark Unite, the UK’s largest union, has called for Carillion not to keep its loyal workforce in the dark about the company’s future. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-must-not-keep-loyal-workforce-in-the-dark/default.aspx tcm:11-33298 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:01:40 -0000 Warm words will not get the NHS through winter crisis, warns Unite Warms words and platitudes won’t get the NHS through the winter crisis said Unite warning that overworked and overstressed NHS workers were at breaking point. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/warm-words-will-not-get-the-nhs-through-winter-crisis-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33274 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:16:11 -0000 Unite calls for cash boost as NHS faces winter funding crisis Unite national officer for health Sarah Carpenter said: “The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this summer, but the government has put it in intensive care by failing to provide sufficient funding to secure the future of one of Britain’s greatest achievements." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-cash-boost-as-nhs-faces-winter-funding-crisis/default.aspx tcm:11-33218 Wed, 3 Jan 2018 11:21:11 -0000 New Year talks to resolve Medway NHS theatre staffing crisis Talks are going to be held in the New Year to resolve the crisis in theatre staffing at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-year-talks-to-resolve-medway-nhs-theatre-staffing-crisis/default.aspx tcm:11-33201 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:52:33 -0000 10th anniversary of educational programme that has helped more than 7,000 migrant workers The programme, developed and run by Unite will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the TUC’s headquarters in London on Saturday http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/10th-anniversary-of-educational-programme-that-has-helped-more-than-7000-migrant-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33123 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Candlelight vigil to remember Liverpool hospital worker A candlelight vigil will be held at St George’s Hall to remember a Liverpool hospital worker employed by ISS who tragically died this time last year, and to continue the growing campaign for a humane sick pay scheme for hundreds of Liverpool hospital workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/vigil-to-remember-liverpool-hospital-worker/default.aspx tcm:11-33052 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:43:30 -0000 Hammond's budget has not solved the cash crisis facing the NHS - Unite on NHS finances as winter looms Unite head of health Sarah Carpenter said: “It is clear that NHS England is grappling with some very tough decisions on services and patient care following the woefully inadequate extra cash for the NHS that Philip Hammond outlined in the budget." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hammonds-budget-has-not-solved-the-cash-crisis-facing-the-nhs---unite-on-nhs-finances-as-winter-looms/default.aspx tcm:11-33000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:11:54 -0000 Medway hospital operations face cancellation, if theatre staff vote to strike over recruitment crisis Theatre staff have warned the bosses at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust for more than a year about the threat to patient safety, as the Kent hospital faces a ‘recruitment and retention’ crisis in the operating theatres http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/medway-hospital-operations-face-cancellation-if-theatre-staff-vote-to-strike-over-recruitment-crisis/default.aspx tcm:11-32975 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:34:55 -0000 Hammond urged to give public sector workers a generous pay rise Unite assistant general secretary Gail Gartmail said: “June’s general election showed that the public has rejected the obsession with the blinkered ideology of austerity and voted for a loosening of the purse strings, so there is more investment in the NHS, education, local government and infrastructure projects." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/give-public-sector-workers-a-generous-pay-rise/default.aspx tcm:11-32879 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:44:12 -0000