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Our NHS at 70 – time to celebrate and defend

Birthdays are special. This year the NHS is 70 years old and we think that’s something worth celebrating. We are celebrating the anniversary of the creation of the NHS, the single most loved organisation in the UK and the envy of nations around the world. We are also celebrating the staff who work for the […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Operating theatre staff celebrated with first national awareness day

An awareness day highlighting the contribution of operating department practitioners (ODPs) to patient care will take place on Monday (14 May), UNISON has announced. The first National ODP’s Day will be marked across the country with activities including operating theatre tours, bake sales, and careers talks at schools. The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), […]

News on the UNISON Northern site.

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Bolton hospital workers vow to go ahead with strike next week

Outsourced ‘subco’ workers reject latest pay offer as still below NHS pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Extortionate parking charges and fines for health staff, patients and visitors must stop, says UNISON

Exorbitant hospital parking charges have increasingly become the norm in England because the NHS is so starved of funds.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Women’s Network AGM Supporting the NHS Rally

This Saturday saw the women’s network AGM being held with some of the best participation to date. We showed our support for the TUC campaign Heart Unions week and then joined colleagues, comrades and members of the public on the NHS march and rally which was held in Newcastle. The turnout was fantastic with an […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

The NHS needs a Labour government

Under a Labour government the NHS and the dedicated people that work for it would at long last receive the proper investment and respect they deserve.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

NHS Earnings Max – get your resources on the UNISON Organising Space

Check out the organising space now This includes getting members the right holiday pay, making sure they are on the right band […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality

Industrial action vote follows offer of 2% – well below Agenda for Change agreement – for workers transferred to NHS subco

Article on the UNISON National site.

Get ready for UNISON’s annual NHS staff survey

The survey aims to take a snapshot of life working in the NHS on a single day – and this year, it’s open to all health service staff

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Bolton hospital workers’ pay ballot opens

Voting papers dispatched today in vote over action on pay parity

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Yorkshire hospitals strike called off after trust halts privatisation plan

Trust announced that it has scrapped plans to create a wholly-owned subsidiary after angry response at staff meetings

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘It really is a disgrace’ – Norfolk community health bosses anger union with staff wage cuts

Regional organiser Jeff Keighly recently spoke to the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) about the situation at the Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C). In an article published in today’s edition of the paper Jeff describes the impact that downbanding and pay cuts have had on staff morale and contrasts this with the high salaries paid […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Patients face bed shortages because government not delivering on mental health

Patients facing bed shortages and long waits because government not delivering on mental health funding, says UNISON Mental health patients are facing bed shortages, longer waits for treatment and reduced support because of budget cutbacks, according to a new survey published today (Monday) by UNISON. More than four in five (83%) staff working in mental […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

NHS reforms will fail without more money and staff involvement

New NHS plans for health and care services are doomed unless the government invests more cash and listens to staff and patients, says UNISON. The details of nearly all 44 NHS sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have now been published. But the government and NHS England have failed to consult properly with the public and […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.