Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
29 May 2013
Privatisation of the NHS is demoralising NHS staff as terms and conditions are attacked and staff are ground down by an ever increasing workload, writes Steve Harbord.
17 April 2013
Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary: Len McCluskey has been re-elected as general secretary of Unite, with 64% of the vote (144,570). Jerry Hicks received 79,819 votes (35%). The turnout was 15.2%...
3 April 2013
Yorkshire Ambulance Unite members took action on Tuesday against union derecognition and staff downgrading
3 April 2013
Thera East Midlands: Joe Warner, the (now former) managing director of Thera East Midlands has resigned. Unison members who are in dispute with the company had been wondering where he was!
27 February 2013
Why 'Being the Best' puts lives at risk: A consultation report on plans for the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) was published on 7 January 2013...
30 January 2013
"You can't win", I was told by one onlooker as we marched through Hinckley protesting against the possible closure of our ambulance station...
12 December 2012
An ambulance worker fighting the proposed closure of his ambulance station told me recently: "I want to live, not just exist." As a single mother, struggling to even 'exist', I understand this sentiment, writes a public sector worker.
10 October 2012
Our local ambulances carry the slogan: "Arriva, in partnership with the NHS". Has the bus company generously lent the NHS some vehicles? No, writes Andrew Walton, Unison rep, personal capacity.
29 August 2012
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is in a period of consultation over proposals that would mean the closure of around 60 stations, writes Charlie Taylor, Derby.
15 February 2012
Lansley's Bill can be stopped by a mass movement uniting health workers, trade unions and community campaigns, with a national Saturday demonstration to fire the signal that the battle has started, writes Jon Dale
6 January 2012
NHS ambulance workers in the NHS have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action short of strike action in defence of their pensions...
11 May 2011
The Tory/Lib Dem coalition has voted through the Health and Social Care Bill, now at report stage, which will lead to wholesale privatisation of the NHS...
20 April 2011
The recent announcement on cuts to the London Ambulance service has left even the most battle hardened among us astounded at the scale of the cuts, writes Steve Harbord, Unison rep, personal capacity, London Ambulance Service.
14 April 2011
The recent announcement about cuts to the London Ambulance service has left even the most battle hardened among us astounded at their scale
2 February 2011
The four-year campaign to keep the accident and emergency department open at King George hospital, east London, continued on Saturday with another demonstration from the hospital to Ilford town centre, writes Manny Thain.
22 March 2010
Cabin crew strikes at BA continued to make headlines across the globe yesterday, as the second day of strike action was as solid as the first...
16 July 2008
I WROTE recently to Ben Bradshaw, minister in charge of ambulance services, calling for an increase in front-line emergency vehicles. I said that we have not had an increase in the number of front line staff or vehicles for over ten years...
20 February 2008
THE GOVERNMENT has a long-standing promise that all out-patients are treated within four hours of admission to accident and emergency units...
13 December 2007
NHS demonstrations November 2007., photo Paul Mattsson
17 May 2007
"THE LAST three years have been very hard for all of us. It's time to put our heads up. We're not going backwards, we ain't running anymore, come July...
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