PROFESSIONAL SERVICES UNIT BULLETIN FOR MEMBERS

Members-leaflet-PSU-Bulletin-May-2015 Are you a UNISON member who is a registered professional member of any of these health and social care professional regulatory bodies listed below? Health and Social Care Professional Regulatory Bodies in the UK • Care Council for Wales (CCW) • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) • General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) • General Optical Council (GOC) • General Medical Council (GMC) • General Dental Council (GDC) • General Chiropractic Council (GCC) • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) • Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) • Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) • Scottish Social Services Co

Landmark victory for UNISON

UNISON’s tribunal fee verdict is a victory for everyone in work UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Wednesday) against the government, which means that employment tribunal fees will now be scrapped. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – has unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees four years ago. From today, anyone who has been treated illegally or unfairly at work will no longer have to pay to take their employers to court – as a direct result of UNISON’s legal challenge. The government will also have to refund more than £27m to the thousands of people charged for taking claims to tribunals. This is sinc

Final Draft of Job Descriptions

Hi Folks, Just to give everyone an update to what is happening with the job descriptions. We had hoped that the panel would have sat last week but there has been a delay on finding members to sit on the panel. We have had to go outwith the service for eligible panelists. The good news is the panel is now together and is due to meet on the 24th and 25th of July. Once we have news of the results they will be posted right here. A copy of the final drafts can be found under the jobs description tab. Thank you all for you patience and support.