UNISON welcomes Imperial College Healthcare’s decision to keep staff on NHS contracts

Wednesday 31st March 2021 For immediate release UNISON welcomes Imperial College Healthcare’s decision to keep staff on NHS contracts Over 1000 cleaners, porters, and catering staff at Imperial College Healthcare trust are celebrating today (Wednesday) after the trust announced it will continue to directly employ them following negotiations with UNISON. The staff, who were previously […]

UNISON welcomes Imperial College Healthcare’s decision to keep staff on NHS contracts

Wednesday 31st March 2021 For immediate release UNISON welcomes Imperial College Healthcare’s decision to keep staff on NHS contracts Over 1000 cleaners, porters, and catering staff at Imperial College Healthcare trust are celebrating today (Wednesday) after the trust announced it will continue to directly employ them following negotiations with UNISON. The staff, who were previously […]

More than half NHS and social care staff in London considering quitting over pandemic impact, says UNISON survey 

Wednesday 31 March 2021 For immediate release More than half NHS and social care staff in London considering quitting over pandemic impact, says UNISON survey NHS and social care staff in London have revealed that they feel let down by the government and unable to cope with work-related stress, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from over […]

Paralysed emergency call handler working for the LAS raises over 65k for NHS charity

Sean Ash, an emergency call handler working for the London Ambulance Service, has raised over 65k for the LAS charitable funds which supports the staff working for the service. The UNISON member was diagnosed with Cauda Equina Syndrome in August 2020, which left his lower body paralysed. He spent 3 months at Stoke Mandeville National Spinal […]

NHS staff across London urge the chancellor to do the right thing and fund a pay rise, says UNISON

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 For immediate release NHS staff across London urge the chancellor to do the right thing and fund a pay rise, says UNISON NHS workers in London have asked the chancellor to recognise the work they’ve done to protect lives and fund a decent pay rise in next week’s Budget, says UNISON […]

Student update – 14th January 2021

In response to the NMC announcement on 14th Jan 2021 regarding third year students opting back to help with the response to COVID-19 please find here UNISON’s statement. Main points to note: The emergency standards are not mandatory for any country, region, institution or student. First and second year nursing and all midwifery students are […]

Christina McAnea elected to lead UNISON, the UK’s largest union 

Monday 11 January 2021 For immediate release Christina McAnea elected to lead UNISON, the UK’s largest union  Christina McAnea has today (Monday) been elected as the new general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union. She replaces Dave Prentis, who is retiring after 20 years as general secretary. Voting in the ballot was as follows […]

Mayor is right to declare major incident, says UNISON 

Friday 8 January 2021 For immediate release Mayor is right to declare major incident, says UNISON  UNISON, the UK’s largest health union has backed Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to declare a major incident in London today (​Friday). NHS staff are under enormous pressure and their capacity to provide care is close to breaking point after battling wave after wave […]

Nursing and midwifery student update January 2021

Read the latest update here We understand many of you will be anxious regarding the new lockdown and what seems to now be the peak of the pandemic.  We want to remind you that should you have any concerns you can contact us. Any information we are made aware of regarding Students and placements etc […]

Londoners should exercise ‘common sense’ when dialling 999, says UNISON 

Friday 8 January 2021 For immediate release Londoners should exercise ‘common sense’ when dialling 999, says UNISON  London ambulance workers are concerned the service faces breaking point amid increasing 999 calls and numbers of staff hit by ​Covid, says UNISON today (​Friday). The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is now urging the public to ring 999 only for life-threatening emergencies, says UNISON, which represents paramedics and call […]