AARP Foundation - Legal Advocacy: Employment Discrimination. - AARP Foundation
Make a Tax-Deductible Gift Help AARP Foundation increase economic opportunity and social connectedness that can prevent and reduce senior poverty. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about using evidence-based resources to improve citations on Wikipedia, and her experience with NNLM’s first virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library – Midwest Matters, from GMR The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins August 29. Register for any (or all) of the PML classes to learn ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

UNISON lawyer wins major human rights award
UNISON legal officer Shantha David has been named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year by the civil rights campaigner Liberty. Ms David was honoured for her leading role in UNISON’s landmark legal victory last year, when the union successfully defeated the government over its introduction of employment tribunal fees. This is the latest of a series of awards won by the in-house legal team, for taking and winning the case. Ms David led the litigation for four and a half years, through the High Court and Court of Appeal, before the Supreme Court unanimously found in the union’s favour. The judges ruled that the fees or...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News employment rights employment tribunal fees Employment tribunals legal services Source Type: news

UTA multidisciplinary program to search for solutions for former criminal offenders
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington multidisciplinary research team has been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities that will link those transportation essentials to needed services like employment centers, educational opportunities and medical access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds Medicaid expansion boosts employment
(University of Kansas) A study from the University of Kansas found individuals with disabilities were more likely to be employed in states that expanded Medicaid than their peers in non-expansion states, reducing the need to live in poverty to qualify for Medicaid coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women's withdrawal from india's rural workforce: explaining the trend - Mathur N.
The key results of the National Sample Survey (NSS) on employment and unemployment for the period July 2011-June 2012 indicate a sharp fall in the number of women in India's rural workforce. It is reported that 9.1 million rural women are out of the workfo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Employment Opportunities from NLM
The National Library of Medicine is posting six vacancies for technical information specialists. NLM invites applications from individuals with diverse education and experience, including genomic and biomedical sciences, health services research and policy, public health, data management and information sciences. Beginning tomorrow, July 19, apply using one of the following: All U.S. citizens Federal status candidates The announcement for these GS 9-12 positions will be posted for five calendar days. The short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. We recommend that intereste...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Employment News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Maternity Benefits in Formal Employment
[The Herald] The importance of paid work in the lives of many people makes the conditions of employment of utmost importance. The right to protection of health and to safety in working conditions, including the safeguarding of the function of reproduction social security becomes a necessity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Multi-million pound fund to help tackle the disability employment gap launched
The fund is the latest in a range of government measures that aims to see one million more disabled people in work by 2027. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This Simple Trick Will Make You Happier and Better at Your Job
Tech startups are famous for installing nap pods and break rooms to attract Millennial workers. But most people work in offices where slipping off for a snooze or a foosball match would put a big dent in their promotion prospects. Even for self-employed or remote workers who don’t have a boss peering over their shoulder, taking anything more than a lunch break during work hours is anathema. But this “all work and no play” ethos may be harming employee health and productivity. The latest evidence suggests that taking short breaks during the work day makes employees happier and better at their jobs. A rece...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Paper: Email incivility has a ripple effect on households
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The negative repercussions of email incivility extend beyond the workplace, and can even negatively affect a domestic partner's attitude toward their own work, says a new paper from YoungAh Park, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake
The legal decision today (Friday) not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON. Today’s Court of Appeal judgment in favour of Mencap overturns a previous ruling at an employment appeal tribunal in April 2017. UNISON took the initial case to an employment tribunal on behalf of care worker Claire Tomlinson-Blake. It argued that sleep-in shifts should count as working time, and should be paid at hourly minimum wage rates or higher. The union argues that most care workers on sleep-in shifts aren’t sle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis mencap social care Source Type: news

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- From 2001 to 2015 there was a decrease in the percentage of health care professionals who are self-employed and a decrease in the earning gap between self-employed and employed health care professionals, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A time to celebrate
This year, our union celebrates an important milestone: our 25th anniversary. Formed by the merger of three great unions – NALGO, NUPE and COHSE – we were told that our efforts were doomed to failure. We were told that UNISON would not work. In the years since, UNISON’s downfall has been predicted on countless occasions by opponents who constantly underestimated our union and our members. Of course, we all know how wrong the doom-mongers were. As the people who heal us, educate us, keep us safe and ensure that we receive care, support and vital services every single day, UNISON people are special people, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: Article Magazine Source Type: news

How to Break an Employment Contract How to Break an Employment Contract
It's best to know before you sign the contract how to get out of it, if you need to.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Prepare Your Resume, Hone Your Interview Skills
Registration is now open for the Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists, a new professional development program by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs in the United States do an excellent job of preparing students for careers in academia. As students and a growing number of reports note, however, many STEM graduate students are interested in employment in a variety of sectors by the time they complete their degree. Students continue to report that they feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped to pursue employment in thes...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Study Details Significant Increase in Asbestos-Related Deaths
Deaths attributed to asbestos exposure — within the United States and worldwide — have been significantly underestimated, according to the latest study by the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH). Asbestos is killing more people than anyone thought. Based on the most extensive study to date, occupational asbestos-related diseases killed 39,275 people within the U.S. and 222,321 people throughout the world in 2016. Both figures were more than double the commonly used estimates that stem from various governmental and nongovernmental health agencies. “The asbestos burden is worse than peopl...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?
Imagine rolling out of bed in the morning and, rather than racing to get out the door and into morning traffic, you could go for a run or make yourself breakfast. It’s the kind of daydream every chained-to-his-desk office worker has now and then. And for many, that daydream has become a reality. Following the Great Recession and the rise of the app-driven gig economy, more and more American workers have found themselves jettisoned from traditional office spaces and thrust into jobs that require them to work remotely, at least some of the time. A 2016 study from Harvard and Princeton found that the percentage of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Democrats say Trump creating 200,000+ new jobs for American workers is "reckless" ... Dems beg for economic crash
(Natural News) Last week the Labor Department released economic and employment data that should make every single American smile, especially American leaders. But it didn’t. Instead of celebrating the fact that President Donald Trump – billionaire businessman and mega-jobs creator when he was still in the private sector – has managed to revive the U.S.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FNS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request: Assessment of Mandatory Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (E & T) Programs
USDA's Food and Nutrition Services is seeking public comment by September 7, 2018 on an information collection seeking to determine how specific Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) mandatory employment and training program processes and services affect a participant's likelihood of of participating in the SNAP program. The information collection will also seek to determine how well these mandatory programs help SNAP participants gain skills, certificates, and gain stable, well-paying employment. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

nTIDE June 2018 jobs report: downturn in jobs ends trend for americans with disabilities
(Kessler Foundation) A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment -- Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effect of employment status in postdisaster recovery: a longitudinal comparative study among employed and unemployed affected residents - Bosmans MWG, van der Velden PG.
In this study, we examined whether this "healthy worker effect" is relevant in postdisaster mental health by examining whether trauma-exposed employed individuals have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Neighborhood Atlas
Tool allows for rankings of neighborhoods by socioeconomic status disadvantage in a region of interest (e.g. at the state or national level). It includes factors for the theoretical domains of income, education, employment, and housing quality. It can be used to inform health delivery and policy, especially for the most disadvantaged neighborhood groups. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Veronica Leigh Milliner talked about the importance of public libraries in providing quality health information in her article about the the Public Libraries Symposium at MLA. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Happy birthday UNISON
25 years ago, public service workers came together to form UNISON. Many people said that a public service union was the right idea, but at the wrong time. Others said that NUPE, COHSE and NALGO were too different and that bringing them together was doomed to fail. A quarter of a century on, 1.3 million UNISON members like you know how wrong the naysayers were, how much we have to celebrate together and how wrong it is to ever count out UNISON members like you. As the people who heal us, educate us, keep us safe and ensure that we receive care, support and vital services every single day, UNISON people are special people, a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

UNISON ’ s legal team win top honour for employment tribunal fees court case
UNISON’s in-house legal team have won yet another award for its landmark victory in the Supreme Court last year, when the union defeated the government over its introduction of employment tribunal fees. It was voted Litigation Team of the Year in The Lawyer magazine’s prestigious annual awards on Tuesday, for “great tenacity and perseverance and a result that makes a real difference to a great many people.” In 2013 the then Lord Chancellor introduced tribunal fees that effectively denied members their access to justice in the employment courts. UNISON’s single-handed, four-year legal battle to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article employment tribunal fees legal services Source Type: news

‘We want to stay in the NHS: for ourselves and future generations’
Susan Ratchford, Michael Purcell, Hazel Leatherbarrow and Jeanette Alcker are four UNISON health members who are on strike today. More than 500 UNISON members are in dispute with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust over the outsourcing of their jobs to a ‘wholly owned subsidiary’. At last week’s UNISON conference, they chatted to Sara Gorton, UNISON’s head of health, about why they’re going on strike, their passion for the NHS and their determination to protect our health service from privatisation by the back door. Sara Gorton: Tell me about what has happened in your trust. Susan Ratchfor...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Article News health health care hospitals NHS one team for patient care outsourcing Sara Gorton wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Being Fit in Middle Age May Protect Against Depression
About 16 million adults in the U.S., and 350 million people around the world, have depression, a major source of physical and mental disability. It affects people’s employment and their ability to socialize and maintain relationships. Now, in a large study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers say there may be a relatively inexpensive, non-invasive way to combat depression, beginning in middle-age. The scientists, led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, director of the center for depression research and clinical care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, report that being physically fit can lower the...
Source: TIME: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Senior manager at major trust loses fraud whistleblowing claim
A senior manager responsible for clinical coding at a large trust, who alleged a firm of contractors had fiddled their results, has lost her employment tribunal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Texas Biomed's new 10-year plan calls for new focus, nearly doubling workforce
The Alamo City institute's 10-year strategic plan is expected to represent its largest capital investment ever and nearly double employment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Texas Biomed's new 10-year plan calls for new focus, nearly doubling workforce
The Alamo City institute's 10-year strategic plan is expected to represent its largest capital investment ever and nearly double employment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

'Losing my religion:' an exploration of religion and spirituality in men who claim to have desisted from sexual offending - Harris DA, Ackerman A, Haley M.
Much of our empirical understanding of desistance from general crime emphasizes the value of informal social bonds. The specific elements of social control that are most often discussed are committed relationships, and fulfilling employment. The impact of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Employment Opportunities Around the Region
Did you know that NNLM MAR shares employment opportunities for librarians and other information professionals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and some of our neighboring states? You can keep up with current employment opportunities by subscribing to our Weekly Postings. Below are some opportunities that are currently available, separated by state. Pennsylvania Associate Dean for Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries, Penn State University Libraries, Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Employment In the Region Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’ – Angela Rayner
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Why the future of American health care depends on trade schools
Among the many challenges facing the U.S. health care industry, one of the least-discussed hurdles may end up having the biggest impact: the employment gap. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kimberly Rassau Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Why the future of American health care depends on trade schools
Among the many challenges facing the U.S. health care industry, one of the least-discussed hurdles may end up having the biggest impact: the employment gap. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kimberly Rassau Source Type: news

Dr. Gawande tapped to lead Amazon-JPM-Berkshire health play | Personnel Moves – June 21, 2018
The joint healthcare venture between Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase said this week it named Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon, New Yorker magazine staff writer and bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande as its CEO, effective July 9. The joint venture said that the newly formed company will be headquartered in Boston, and will operate as an independent entity free from profit-making incentives and constraints. Dr. Gawande also serves as a professor of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is the founding executive director of health system...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News AirXpanders Amazon Avantis Medical Systems Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Boston Scientific CHF Solutions Inc. Corindus Vascular Robotics Haemonetics Intuitive Surgical IsoRay JP Morgan Chase medicen Medtronic Source Type: news

UNISON conference makes the case for a ‘ Workers ’ Brexit ’
UNISON must fight for a “Workers’ Brexit” that will ensure that hard-won human and workers’ rights are not lost when the UK leaves Europe, Brighton delegates agreed this week. The union also reiterated its desire for parliament to be central to the exit negotiations. The alternative was that the Tory government’s internal divisions and ideological entrenchment “is in real danger of pushing the country towards a cliff edge”. The union discussed Brexit on Wednesday, on the eve of a Commons vote that narrowly passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, in a way that continued to cast doubt on parl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News BREXIT eu migrant Feb 2017 eu migrant lobby health and social care NHS Source Type: news

Speaking for the unhinged Left, Peter Fonda says Trump's children should be locked in cages with pedophiles, and ICE agents' families should be targeted
(Natural News) In recent weeks some on the Left have grown increasingly unhinged as President Donald Trump continues to bring America back from the edge of decline thanks to Barack Obama. His successes are numerous — the economy is growing quickly, joblessness is at a record low, disability claims are falling now that employment opportunities... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2017 (Data update)
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (S&E) provides the latest information about the participation of these groups in S&E higher education and employment. These updated data cover occupations, salaries, employment status, and disability status. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - June 19, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

The government must fund our public services or call an election, says UNISON
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us. “UNISON was born in an era of the right – facing a Conservative government pandering to the private sector, and producing piece after piece of anti-trade union legislation. “It was a time where the checks and balances of the political system had given way to the cheques and bonuses of the bankers. “Millions of people were working, j...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article Source Type: news

“We’re just getting started,” declares Dave Prentis in key conference speech
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis began his speech to conference by introducing member Michael Braithwaite, who lost his job due to the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy, and who was present in the hall. –”Not only is the UK your home,” he said to Michael, “Your union, UNISON, is your home too. And we will protect you.” In the 25th year since UNISON was formed from the merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE, Mr Prentis reminded the hall that in 1993 people thought that the formation of one union for public service workers was ‘the right idea at the wrong time.&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference general secretary Source Type: news

Kenya:Cuban Doctors Head to Work After Court Clears Pathway
[Nation] The Employment and Labour Relations Court has dismissed two cases challenging hiring of Cuban doctors by the national government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS England announces areas to receive new funding to improve employment support for people with severe mental illness
NHS England has announced that by 2020/21 around 20,000 people with severe mental illness will be accessing Individual Placement and Support Services to find and retain employment. The services help to improve health, reducing the need for urgent hospital admissions and GP visits. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local authorities must work to eradicate exploitation, says UNISON
Local authorities are not doing enough to protect workers’ rights globally, according to research published today (Monday) by UNISON. According to the report Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities, produced by People & Planet on behalf of UNISON, only eight of the 190 local authorities looked at had a standalone ethical procurement policy. The UK local government sector spent almost £60 billion on goods and services in 2016 – a huge percentage of the market – giving local authorities vast potential to influence environmental and employment policies, says UNISON. Products bought and used by ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release heather wakefield local government procurement Source Type: news

Preterm Birth Tied to Lower Job Rate, Education in Adulthood
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- Preterm birth and/or low-birth weight (PT/LBW) infants have decreased educational qualifications and rates of employment in adulthood, according to a review published online June 6 in Pediatrics. Ayten Bilgin, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UNISON members fighting for justice
A Glasgow janitor and home care workers from Birmingham received standing ovations at the local government conference today when they described their struggles to protect their jobs, pay and working conditions. Bill Petrie, one of the Glasgow janitors, told the story of the “Justice4Jannies” campaign which lasted 20 months and resulted in a huge victory for the janitors. The dispute started in March 2015, when the janitors found out that they were missing out on a “working context and demands payment”, worth £520 a year, which other similar workers were getting. The janitors lodged a collectiv...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Local Government Conference Source Type: news

Triad medical practice files lawsuit accusing two former employees of breaching employment agreement
A medical practice in Elon has sued two former employees, accusing them of breaching their contract by starting a competing practice while still employed and using patient information and other resources. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news