UNISON will stand up to ‘laddism and misogyny’ typified by Trump and Johnson
Speaking at UNISON’s national women’s conference in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Friday) said: “This year’s conference is the biggest in a quarter of a century. More than a thousand women from all walks of life and every corner of the country are here to defy those who said, ‘unions are for only for men’. “Today UNISON has a million women shaping our agenda and driving us forward. “It’s mostly women pushing back against the backdoor privatisation of the NHS. It’s mostly women in Northern Ireland who took seven long weeks of action to demand fair pay. “Those workers won their fight and forced politicians to return to Stormont. UNISON is proud of their historic victory, but the fight goes on. “Addaction staff in the North West are striking for fair pay, cleaners at Essex’s Princess Alexandra Hospital have fought and won, and those in Scotland are marching for equal pay. “In dispute after dispute it’s amazing, courageous, determined UNISON women who are leading the way. “Laddism has returned as typified by Trump and Johnson. It means battles we‘d believed we’d won will need to be fought again – and UNISON will proudly lead that fight. “This week UNISON was in the Supreme Court fighting for the right of sleep-in care workers to be paid hourly for their night shifts. Their support is not worth less when the sun goes down and we’...
CONCLUSIONS: The J-MICC Study collected lifestyle and clinical data and biospecimens from over 90,000 participants. This cohort is expected to be a valuable resource for the national and international scientific community in providing evidence to support longer healthy lives. PMID: 32963210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion: Mitigation of these effects by identifying subjects at risk and promoting dopaminergic homeostasis to help regulate stress-relative hypodopaminergia, attenuate fears, and prevent subsequent unwanted drug and non-drug RDS type addictive behaviors seems prudent. PMID: 32957797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 23 September 2020Source: Advances in Child Development and BehaviorAuthor(s): Carolin Konrad, Sabine Seehagen
After significant APA advocacy, the House Veterans ’ Affairs Committee removed a proposal to implement a pilot program allowing clinical psychologists to prescribe and manage medications for veterans who seek care in the Veterans Health Administration.After learning about the proposal, APA issued an advocacy alert that resulted in over 1,000 members sending more than 3,000 letters to their elected officials on Capitol Hill, opposing the proposal and urging lawmakers to ensure veterans receive the highest quality mental health care possible. Similarly, APA leadership, as well as government relations and policy staff m...
In mice, the brain's main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.
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