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The Trust failed to justify Gloria Emmanuel’s pay being lower than her male comparator’s, a maintenance supervisor.

London nurse wins landmark equal pay case

UNISON helped a nurse win a landmark equal pay claim against City & Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust. The Trust [...]
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The government faces a summer of discontent over its reforms

Doctors to launch public campaign against proposed NHS reforms

BMA votes to reject idea that changes to health and social care bill will reduce the risk of privatisation of [...]
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We have a duty to past, present and future generations

Doctors reject revised NHS plans

By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News, in Cardiff Doctors have rejected the government’s revised NHS plans, urging their union [...]
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Open letter to the medical profession: Now is the time to get tough on NHS reform

We are writing as a group of concerned doctors and we are also members of UK BMA Council. Next week [...]
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UNISON response to NHS Future Forum

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, said today that the Future Forum’s report into the NHS Health and Social Care Bill, [...]
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‘NHS privatisation train has not been derailed by Future Forum report’, says Unite

13 June 2011 The NHS privatisation programme is still on track despite protests by health professionals to the Future Forum [...]
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Crunch week for NHS as ‘privatisation’ controversy rages over PM's 'pledges'

10 June 2011 As the future of the NHS faces a crunch week, Unite, the largest union in the country, [...]
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GPs not fooled by David Cameron’s pledges – doctors vote overwhelmingly to prevent destruction of NHS

9 June 2011 GPs have voted overwhelmingly to continue to oppose the Health and Social Care bill. The GPs, including [...]
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UNISON calls on Lansley to hear the criticism and drop the bill

Health Minister Andrew Lansley must do more than listen – he must hear and act on the barrage of criticism [...]
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Don't swallow Lansley's pre-election pause

Sunday 24 April 2011 John Lister from the Morning Star Don’t believe the headlines about a pause or a so-called [...]
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Resolution submitted by the RCN National Stewards Committee

Following the minister offering job protection for some staff in return for a freeze in increments, Congress urges Council to [...]
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RCN conference – overwhelming vote of no confidence in Lansley

Resolution submitted by the RCN Greater Liverpool and Knowsley Branch That this meeting of the RCN Congress, in the light [...]
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Health workers gear up to defend pensions

This is another report of the UNISON health conference from the UNISON Active blog UNISON delegates to health conference in [...]
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Health Bill – must be no way back for coalition's destructive NHS plan

5 April 2011 Unite response to Health Select Committee report into commissioning health services Reacting to the publication today (Tuesday) [...]
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NHS Hospital Trusts axe staff and beds under millstone of PFI schemes

Friday 1st April 2011 More and more NHS hospitals built at high cost with private finance in the last decade [...]
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Southampton hospital workers strike again

Last time it was snowing and raining, this time bright sunshine greeted the still solid and growing strike by 250 [...]
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UNISON victory over "NHS privatisation tax"

UNISON is claiming a victory over the NHS “privatisation tax”, after the Government withdrew damaging plans to allow private companies [...]
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Birmingham Hospital bosses who cut 300 jobs order £3 million investment over short-staffing

A Birmingham hospital trust that slashed more then 300 jobs to cut costs has ordered an urgent £3 million investment [...]
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Unite reveals 14 per cent ‘NHS privatisation tax’

17 February 2011 The government is planning a 14 per cent ‘NHS privatisation tax’ to help private healthcare companies take-over [...]
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Regional members pile pressure on BMA with vote to oppose health bill

18 Feb 11 By Ian Quinn Pulse Magazine Exclusive: The momentum in favour of a vote of outright opposition against [...]
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Union's legal challenge over Somerset hospital staff's terms

Unions representing staff at a West hospital have lodged a legal challenge against “unilateral” changes to terms and conditions of [...]
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Kill Lansley's Bill – before it kills our NHS

26 January 2011 by John Lister The publication of Andrew Lansley’s enormous 367-page Health and Social Care Bill last week [...]
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Casualty units shut to pay for private finance hospital contracts

NHS trusts are closing accident and emergency departments to help pay for hospitals built under the Private Finance Initiative, an [...]
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London A&E closure 'puts 500,000 lives at risk'

Khiran Randhawa, Health & Social Affairs Correspondent London Evening Standard 27 Jan 2011 Half a million patients’ lives will be [...]
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Nurses Vote on Action to Stop Cuts at St Georges Hospital

Four hundred Theatre Nurses and Practitioner members of health care union UNISON at St Georges hospital, South London, have started [...]
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Public rally in support of speech and language therapists and children’s services

Wednesday 2nd February 2011 Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, Camberwell 6.30pm Speakers include: Striking Speech and Language Therapists Parents [...]
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Lansley's NHS Bill would be "a disaster for local accountability"

Health reporters and editors of local and national news media are urged today to lend their voice to the growing [...]
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1,600 job losses in Heart of England NHS Trust- UNISON response

Commenting on the news that 1600 – 20% of staff – at Heart of England NHS Trusts are set to [...]
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Hundreds protest at council and health cuts in Southampton

Thursday 20th January 2011 By Matt Smith Political reporter Daily Echo NEARLY one thousand council and health workers took to [...]
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Northern Ireland: Health cuts put 4,000 jobs at risk

15 January Up to 4,000 jobs could be lost through Northern Ireland health cuts. The reductions could come over the [...]
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NHS Increment Freeze Rejected by GMB

Thursday 13th January 2011 NHS increment freeze rejected by GMB, the union for NHS workers in hospitals, ambulance services and [...]
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Health workers reject divisive two year freeze

UNISON has joined UNITE in relecting the ‘pay cuts for job security’ deal offered by NHS management. Members of UNISON’s [...]
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Open letter to the BMA about the health white paper

Clive Peedell and more than 100 co-signatories ask why the BMA is not representing its membership and has acted as [...]
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Why the NHS 'pay cuts for job security' deal is flawed and unacceptable

Ahead of Monday’s special meeting of the UNISON health service group executive, UNISON Northern regional health committee has voted to [...]
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“We can't fight cuts if we collude with them”: A letter to UNITE Health workers

This is a letter from UNITE NEC Health Sector members Gill George and Frank Wood to UNITE health workers. Since [...]
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Leading medics challenge GPs to fight Andrew Lansley over NHS reforms

More than 100 doctors, including 20 professors, sign open letter criticising British Medical Association leaders Doctors‘ leaders are facing a [...]
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St georges nurses vow to defend the NHS

Nursing and NHS professionals at St Georges, Tooting, South London started 2011 by taking time out at lunch time to [...]
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Hospital strikes

(20/12/10) Striking hospital support staff in Buckinghamshire and Southampton have held marches and rallies to publicise their dispute with private [...]
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UNISON members to consider 'tough choice'

Through gritted teeth I post this UNISON Press Release for your information. What was it at the TUC Congress? “Coordinated [...]
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Whistleblower nurse reveals how Wirral hospital cuts 'will hit patient care'

From the Liverpool Daily Post CUTS at a Merseyside hospital will hamper patient care, a whistleblowing nurse told the Daily [...]
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Con-Dems on health: Like Thatcher on speed

John Lister, Director of Health Emergency The pace and scale of the cuts is inexorably rising across England as primary [...]
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National call centres to handle all GP appointments under DH-backed plans

The lunatics rally are in charge of the asylum. This is from the Health magazine Pulse Today. By Ian Quinn [...]
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Social enterprises 'A leap in the dark' warns UNISON

UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, today warned that Government plans to push ahead with large NHS social enterprise [...]
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Plymouth NHS staff vote ‘no’ to move to steamroller through social enterprise plans

Staff at Plymouth primary care trust (PCT) have voted overwhelmingly against plans for community services to be transferred to a [...]
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UNISON NHS survey reveals front-line pressures

UNISON, the UK¹s largest public service union, is warning that staff shortages, recruitment freezes and redundancies are set to ‘turn [...]
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Department of Health considers national pay increment freeze

Health Service Journal 27 October, 2010 | By Sally Gainsbury The Department of Health is to examine introducing a national [...]
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Staff at South London and Maudsley NHS trust balloted for industrial action

26 October 2010 Unite members at South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS trust are being balloted in a consultative ballot [...]
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Buckinghamshire Hospital staff in strike vote

Oct 14 2010 By Lawrence Poole, Buckinghamshire Advertiser HOSPITAL workers across Buckinghamshire have voted to ballot on strike action after [...]
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NHS unions need to break with "partnership" to defend jobs and services

? This is a SOLIDARITY health service leaflet. You can download a PDF here The NHS faces a dual threat: [...]
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NHS ‘privatisation’ white paper has no democratic mandate, says Unite

The NHS white paper, which heralds the rapid privatisation of the health service, has no democratic mandate from the public, [...]
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NHS Oxfordshire announces … One in three NHS jobs to go

At today’s Board Meeting of NHS Oxfordshire released a bombshell. Tucked away on page 30 of a QIPP (Quality, Innovation, [...]
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Health workers vote to keep their services in the NHS

HEALTH professionals in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland have voted for a second time to keep services within the remit [...]
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Staff to ballot on industrial action to halt London hospital pathology privatisation

Plans to privatise one of the country’s leading pathology services at London’s King’s College Hospital are being opposed by Unite, [...]
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UNISON takes legal action over NHS white paper

UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, today started legal action against the Secretary of State for Health, challenging his [...]
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BMA’s historic mistake on White Paper

An Open letter from John Lister of Health Emergency to Dr Hamish Meldrum, Chair of the BMA Council, in response [...]
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Health union threatens court action over NHS privatisation proposals

Friday 06 August 2010 Health service workers are on collision course with the government over sweeping changes to the NHS [...]
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Staked out for the vultures

By John Lister information director of Health Emergency The new coalition government white paper Liberating the NHS could reduce the [...]
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A red alert film warning of the imminent dangers facing the heart of the NHS, to be produced for Keep Our NHS Public and Health Emergency

The outgoing Labour Government instigated cuts of £20 billion in the NHS which the ConDem Government is continuing to implement. [...]
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Secret plans to destroy our NHS

Wednesday 30 June 2010 by John Lister One bizarre side-effect of the Con-Dem coalition government has been the belated publication [...]
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Fog clears on NHS massacre

John Lister, Director London Health Emergency London’s NHS could face £5 billion worth of cuts over the next few years. [...]
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‘We told the bosses we’d escalate if they didn’t meet our demands’

Lessons of the North Devon Hospital dispute One of the main aims of the conference is to learn from successful [...]
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Sodexo members strike in North Devon

More than 200 UNISON members working for Sodexo at the North Devon NHS Trust are due to start a two-day [...]
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Union activist threatened with redundancy as management propose to appoint union convenor!

Zena Dodgson, the elected Trade Union Facilitator (TUF) for staff at East Surrey, Crawley and Horsham hospitals, has been threatened [...]
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UNISON challenges proposed NHS cuts

Today convenors (senior stewards) from the Oxfordshire Health UNISON branch met and discussed the proposed cut of 240m in NHS [...]
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Six weeks to save the NHS from new, flawed "reforms"

A Health Emergency Press Release Friday March 20th As Foundations collapse, campaigners warn of more scandals to come: The shocking [...]
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Farewell to a free NHS

Allyson Pollock says: Read the small print: Lord Darzi’s report pave the way for Labour to charge for NHS care. [...]
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Reasons to reject the NHS pay offer

Gill George, from the Unite national Executive Committee has put together a detailed response to the NHS pay offer and [...]
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Call for Hospital cleaning drive

This is a UNISON press release. It’s a potentially good initiative so long as it is translated into campaigning activity. [...]
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Negotiating pay cuts – or how to throw Gordon Brown a lifeline

Gill George, Unite NEC member, reports on her blog http://gillgeorge.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/union-negotiators-recommend-pay-cuts/ that UNISON and RCN walked out on the other unions [...]
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Campaigners march on Department of Health in outrage at Camden NHS privatisation

Protest outside Department of Health: 5.30pm, Monday 31 March Health campaigners, doctors and Camden residents will march to the Department [...]
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Strike in support of Karen Reissman suspended

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED UNISON members voted today to suspend their indefinite strike of community mental health teams and will return [...]
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Karen Reissman loses appeal

Press release from Manchester Community and Mental Health Unison Protest in Manchester Tuesday 11th December as Karen Reissmann, nurse and [...]
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Reinstate Karen Reissman

Report by Manchester Community and Mental Health branch, UNISON Published: 05/11/07 On Monday November 5th Karen Reissmann, CPN and UNISON [...]
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NHS Demonstration November 3rd

The national demonstration in support of the NHS is taking place on November 3rd. Assemble at Temple Place on Victoria [...]
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The new profiteers

Lord Darzi’s report makes the government’s desire for privatisation clear, but this will only lead to more debt and deficit [...]
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East London Mental Health Ballot Result

courtesy of Labournet 25/03/07 In response to the consultation paper the branch stewards committee agreed to hold workplace ballots at [...]
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National conference for NHS campaigners

20th January 2006 – 11am – Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London(opposite Euston Station) Across the country local campaigns [...]
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