Category National News

Wealthy can solve the deficit crisis

“How can the sixth richest nation in the world be contemplating cuts in school meals services and regressive forms of taxation? In the political and media commentaries on the national crisis and the need for cuts, there has been very…

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UNISON Training and Education

UNISON, the UK’s leading public service union, takes learning seriously and offers a range of trade union education and lifelong learning opportunities for members. This includes training and development for union reps as well as personal and career development courses…

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The truth about local government pensions

Public Sector Pension Schemes are under almost daily attack in the press. Claims that the schemes are unaffordable, gold plated or featherbedded have become repeated almost daily in some newspapers. Statements like pensions ‘black hole’, ‘pension apartheid’, ‘unsustainable perk’ etc…

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Big Society – Big cop out – Warns UNISON

Commenting on the launch of David Cameron’s ‘big society’, Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, said: “Cameron’s “big society” should be renamed the “big cop out.” Make no mistake this plan is all about…

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Misery goes on for local government workers

UNISON, the union representing 850,000 local government workers, hit back at local government employers who are refusing low paid staff, including nursery workers, home carers, housing workers, leisure and parks staff, school meals and cleaning, the £250 pay rise promised…

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