Richard Bacon MP

NHS staff didn’t have the energy to let their hair down, UNISON tells MP Bacon

UNISON has condemned Tory MP Richard Bacon for his “heinous insult” to NHS staff while trying to defend under-fire Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid the PartyGate row. Speaking on BBC Look East, the South Norfolk MP said: “You haven’t gone and investigated it but there are one and a half million people who work in the […]

New year – same stresses for NHS staff

Health workers have been pushed to the limit by Omicron, but bosses’ solutions won’t work in the long term, warns Tim Roberts

UNISON condemns ‘insulting’ anti-vaxxer stunt at Colchester Hospital

A group of anti-vaccination activists barged into Colchester Hospital in Essex on Wednesday, claiming they were serving legal papers on the trust and staff. Online videos show the leader of the mob handing bewildered staff brown envelopes he claimed contained proof that the whole pandemic if a fake and cites staff for breaching the Nuremberg […]

‘Sticking plaster’ soldiers drafted in to ambulance service

Military personnel have been drafted into the east of England to ease the pressure on stretched ambulance crews. Around two dozen army staff are taking on patient transport duties in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire so that drivers can help deal with surging 999 calls. UNISON Eastern regional secretary Tim Roberts said: “The East of England […]

A socially distanced May Day won’t stop us working together for change

There’s a lot to keep us active during this second pandemic International Workers’ Day, says Tim Roberts

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire care workers ask council hopefuls for support

Care workers are calling on council candidates in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire to fight for better pay in the sector if elected in May. Their union UNISON is writing to those standing for Luton Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford councils, which are responsible for commissioning adult social care, asking them to sign its Who Cares? pledge. […]