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What happens if ambulance staff are involved in an accident?

If you’re part of the ambulance service and have been involved in an accident at or away from work, on holiday or on the roads, UNISON’s legal service can help you. I’ve […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Special needs teaching assistant receives compensation after student assault

Without this support, I don’t know what I would have done. “It was never about the compensation. I wanted to highlight the difficulties teaching assistants can face and prevent this from […]

News on the UNISON South West site.

Thompsons’ Solicitors- Workers’ Memorial Day Photography Competition

Thompsons have launched a campaign to highlight the importance of health and safety in the workplace through a photography competition. The competition will be open to all with entrants being asked to submit a photograph which shows the human side of why health and safety is important. Thompsons’ want to encourage members to submit photos that illustrate […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

Council to pay thousands to unfairly sacked worker

An employment tribunal has forced Carmarthenshire County Council to pay tens of thousands of pounds in compensation after concluding it unfairly dismissed an employee working at Pembrey Country Park. Ski centre co-ordinator Eirian Morris was found to have been unlawfully treated when he was made redundant and supported by his trade union, UNISON and law […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Feeding fat cats – the government wants to penalise the innocent

The government has recently introduced a Civil Liability Bill into parliament which will deny access to justice to hundreds of thousands of people injured at work or on the roads every year. Currently, anyone who is injured in a workplace accident or on the road can claim back the cost of getting legal help to […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Tribunal rules unfairly dismissed nurse must be re-engaged

A nurse who was sacked for frequent short-term sickness absence during a period when she was suffering domestic abuse is to be re-engaged following the intervention of her trade union, UNISON and law firm Thompsons. An employment tribunal has ruled that Cardiff and Vale University Health Board acted unfairly in dismissing Karen Allen-Powlett; that she […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.