UNISON report says that ‘mental health staff are working under increasing stress’

More than 8 in 10 (84%) of
mental health staff say that their workload has increased, more than 7 in 10
(76%) say they have experienced cuts, with the quality of patient services in
decline, in the last three years.

Those are the findings of a
new report into working in Scotland’s Mental Health Services, by public
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Taboo subject

Walking into a room of Unite members – bus drivers working on the South East coast, I mention the upcoming general election. This raises a grunt, followed by a laugh, and then a nervous silence.   Politics has become a taboo subject, many don’t think it’s their place and certainly don’t feel comfortable discussing it […]

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Pay deal victory

Workers maintaining tens of thousands of miles of UK motorways secured a much improved pay deal today (March 3). The Unite members, working for Amey in four different depots in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire, accepted the two-year pay deal following the first day of an unprecedented week-long strike action.   Amey’s workers, who grit […]

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