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Union campaigns

Time to care: Homecare workers speak out

14 Jan 2016, By Guest

Can you imagine having to have someone else help you brush your teeth? How about to get you out of bed, or even to wash you? What if it was a stranger each time? Over half a million adults in the UK rely on homecare workers to help them with these kinds of activities, as well…

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The NHS funding squeeze must stop: A physiotherapist’s view

25 Nov 2015, By Guest

I have worked in the NHS for 19 years as a physiotherapist specializing in working with children. There have been some good and bad changes over this period of time, but none have had such a negative impact as the past five years of spending cuts and so-called ‘efficiency savings’ that I, and many of…

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The NHS is changing before our eyes: #FullyFundOurNHS

20 Nov 2015, By Guest

Some things will always be the same. Since I started in my role 8 years ago, the passion, dedication and commitment of my team of radiographers is, and always will be, strong. The unwavering focus on high quality, compassionate care is a credit to themselves and the profession. Going the extra mile to accommodate extra…

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What an expert government body says about the Trade Union Bill

28 Aug 2015, By

The government’s Trade Union Bill has taken a bit of a pounding lately. First there were the trade unions themselves, who are uniformly opposed to the bill. Then there was a joint letter from industrial relations academics, who said “the rationale for the bill is perverse.” Last week, we heard that the Regulatory Policy Committee…

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#TubeStrike: Why I’ll be striking over compulsory all-night shifts

05 Aug 2015, By Guest

I’m a ticket officer and station assistant on London Underground, and I’ll be taking 24 hour strike action this evening alongside members of my union, TSSA, and unions representing other tube staff, ASLEF, RMT and Unite. We’re in dispute over the move to all-night running at weekends, starting in September. That’s not because we oppose…

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