City University must bring catering and cleaning contracts back in-house, says UNISON  

Thursday 3 June 2021 For immediate release City University must bring catering and cleaning contracts back in-house, says UNISON One hundred and fifty cleaning and catering staff who work at City, University of London handed in a petition yesterday (Wednesday) calling for better wages, annual leave, and sick pay. They’re among nearly 2,000 people who’ve signed the document urging the […]

London NHS workers appeal for public support on pay, says UNISON

Tuesday 18 May 2021 For immediate release London NHS workers appeal for public support on pay, says UNISON  Health workers across London are appealing to the public this week to back their campaign so NHS staff can receive a proper pay rise before the summer, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Over the next few days, hospital porters, clerical workers, cleaners, […]

Victory for Ealing UNISON!

UNISON Ealing branch are celebrating after securing a 21.7% pay rise for 300 staff working under the Ealing schools catering contract.  In December 2020, it came to light that the vast majority of the 300 staff who work under the Ealing schools catering contract in around 55 primary schools are paid below the London living […]

UNISON wins U-turn at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust over parking charges

Friday 16th April 2021 For immediate release UNISON wins U-turn at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust over parking charges All NHS staff who paid to park or received parking penalties while at work at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust will receive refunds, following a challenge by UNISON. In March 2020, the Department for Health and […]

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 […]