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The funding crisis facing West Sussex schools has been highlighted by UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis on his blog. Dave clearly describes the problems facing …

12th December 2016Read More »
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The Public Sector Executive website reports that, according to the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), increased privatisation has caused the quality and staff conditions of adult social care to decline significantly over the last twenty years. It found that private social care staff receive a ‘considerably lower’ …

12th December 2016Read More »
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The local authority trading company (LATC) Tricuro, set up by Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole councils to provide care for elderly and disabled people, has announced …

26th November 2016Read More »
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Could you work for a branch of Britain’s largest public service trade union? Our busy Branch office in Chichester has a vacancy for a Branch …

25th November 2016Read More »
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The government is proposing to set up a new regulator for social workers in England. UNISON has been invited to sit on the advisory board. We need you to tell us how the new regulator should operate. The government is currently in the process of making significant reforms to social …

25th November 2016Read More »
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Members of Unison, GMB and Unite in Sandwell Council, West Midlands, voted overwhelmingly in favour of the strike action, in response to the decision to set up a private children’s trust. Earlier this year it was decided that Sandwell’s struggling children’s services department, rated as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in June …

25th November 2016Read More »
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The latest edition (Autumn 2016) of Branch Lines is now available for you to download. It includes several important topics that impact directly on our …

8th November 2016Read More »
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Adults’ Services has been carrying out an ‘options appraisal’ of its in-house provider service (such as day care and residential centres for people with learning …

8th November 2016Read More »
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A UNISON survey of 2,858 social workers has revealed that they reject key aspects of the government’s proposals to reform the sector.  In August and …

8th November 2016Read More »
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The West Sussex schools’ campaign ‘Worth Less?’ has now hit the national press and TV, after widespread coverage locally. The Guardian focused on one of …

7th October 2016Read More »
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