Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
21 January 2015
The growing crisis in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments is the result of government policies, as well described in the Socialist
24 November 2014
Nurses, cleaners, porters, midwives, therapists, paramedics, scientists, radiographers and other NHS staff have again taken strike action
19 February 2014
Council pay: The local government employers have scrapped the pay negotiations for 1.6 million workers until the new rate for the minimum wage is set in May
5 February 2014
On 1 February, Unite members in the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust took part in a further 24-hour strike as part of their long-running dispute, writes Iain Dalton.
15 January 2014
NSSN affiliate: The Probation Officers union Napo has become the eighth national union to affiliate to the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN)
11 December 2013
The latest measure of the cuts crisis in the NHS is the revelation that some patients are being forced to wait in ambulances outside hospitals because there is no bed for them and no staff to treat them, writes Alison Hill.
11 September 2013
Around 40 Unite members and supporters protested outside Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) headquarters near Wakefield on 3 September
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.
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