Top 10 Scrooge bosses of the year – the Tory government

This year throughout the festive period, UniteLive will highlight our top ten worst bosses of the year – employers so miserly and mean that they’d put Scrooge himself to shame. On our last day of featuring Scrooge bosses, we look at the government. It is arguably the most Scrooge boss of all. That’s because it’s […]

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Ambulance strikes: Sunak must intervene now

Writing in the Daily Telegraph today health secretary Stephen Barclay said, “We now know that the NHS contingency plans will not cover 999 calls. ambulance unions have taken a conscious choice to inflict harm on patients”. In response, Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary said, “To say that ambulance unions have taken a conscious choice to […]

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NHS strikes latest

On the eve of the strike of ambulance paramedics on Wednesday (December 21), Unite’s general secretary says it’s clear that the health minister Steven Barclay can’t resolve the dispute so it’s time for the prime minister to intervene. England should follow the Scottish example of negotiation, increasing the offer and ending the strike. Unite general […]

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‘Criminal negligence’

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham is set to join NHS ambulance workers, Unite members, on the picket line in Coventry from 8am on Wednesday (December 21) at Coventry Ambulance Headquarters, Ibstock Road, Coventry, CV6 6JR. Addressing the ambulance workers, the union leader will say, “This government is guilty of criminal negligence in its hollowing out […]

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‘Don’t waste the weekend’ call

‘Don’t waste the weekend’, says Unite chief as ambulance workers set to join striking nurses on December 21. The general secretary of Unite the union, Sharon Graham, has today (December 16) called on the Conservative government not to ‘waste the weekend’ but to convene NHS pay talks or see the strikes spread. Unite’s members across […]

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