Cambridgeshire care company crisis shows government must drop cruel migrant curbs and end exploitation in social care

The crisis at a Cambridgeshire care company shows why the government must drop plans to cap overseas care staff numbers and act to stop employers exploiting those already working in the UK, says UNISON today. The union says proposals reportedly being drawn up by immigration minister Robert Jenrick to curb migration would be disastrous for […]

John Toomey and Rob Turner hold the new banner

New banner raised in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County UNISON has unfurled a new branch banner for the first time in a demonstration outside the council offices. Emblazoned with the word “Solidarity,” it’s fitting that the banner’s first outing was at a Fire Brigades Union rally, with the branch showing UNISON’s support for a campaign against the dangerous watering down of safety […]

UNISON's Thabang Thacker and Josette Kennington watch Cambridgeshire County Council chief executive Stephen Moir sign the charter

Cambridgeshire County Council commits to Anti-Racism Charter

Cambridgeshire County Council has joined in partnership with the trade union, UNISON, to becoming an anti-racist organisation. It is the first upper tier local authority to sign the charter, committing the Council and its senior management to a range of pledges designed to prevent racial bias being put in place over the next 12 months. […]

The main entrance to New Shire Hall

Cambridgeshire Council staff condemn ‘deeply insulting’ comments about ‘going back to work’

UNISON has hit back at a Tory MP’s claim that Cambridgeshire County Council staff have failed to return to the office and should “go back to work.” Lancashire MP Jake Berry made the comments following a now-deleted Daily Telegraph article suggesting newly built New Shire Hall in Alconbury was practically empty and had just three […]

Cambridgeshire crime commissioner candidates call for pause on cuts

Candidates to be Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s next police and crime commissioner (PCC) are unanimously calling on the force to shelve its planned cuts until after May’s elections. Plans to halve the number of police community support officers (PCSOs), disband the community safety officer team and close all but two enquiry offices were announced in September. […]

Government should step in to protect community policing in Cambridgeshire

The government must step in to provide urgent funding in Cambridgeshire to prevent serious damage to local policing, says UNISON today. The union has written to police minister Kit Malthouse to call for action to stop the number of police community support officers (PCSOs) in the county being halved from 80 to 40, under plans […]

Cambridgeshire police cuts ‘will make it harder to access justice’, says UNISON

Cambridgeshire Constabulary announced plans today to halve police community support officer (PCSO) numbers, disband the community safety team – which provides crime prevention advice to the public and local businesses – and close enquiry offices. UNISON Eastern regional organiser Jeff Keighley said: “It’s no good recruiting more police officers only to have to slash the numbers […]