THE DUTY OF CARE

UNISON recognises that nursing staff are, at times, working under extreme situations. Despite securing significant investment in some areas, UNISON continues to share the concerns of our nursing and midwifery members across Scotland who continue to tell us that they are expected to: work through breaks, after hours or in a way that leaves them vulnerable to accusations that they are not providing appropriate care to patients. In our 2016 survey of nursing and midwifery members: 63% said there was not enough staff on shift to deliver safe, compassionate, dignified care 86% told us care had been left undone 36% said they had worked through their own breaks or after hours to provide essential c

FE Newsletter shows strike standing firm

The strike in Further Education is standing firm. And industrial action is causing major headaches for managers and government. On Tuesday 27 September students, lecturers, and GMB stood with UNISON FE Support Workers. Across the country that classes were cancelled,nurseries closed, libraries unsupported, technology failures, health and safety concerns, additional learning needs were withdrawn and school pupils excluded from vocational training, evening classes werecancelled. Senior managers fulfilling support roles for the day. UNISON Steward’s say a huge congratulation to all UNISON members who participated in the 2nd day of national industrial action for support staff by refusing to cross