Commenting on Matt Hancock’s first speech as health secretary today (Friday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Hardworking health staff will be heartened by the government’s new focus on the NHS workforce, and its commitment to tackling the issues that have such an impact on how they do their jobs. “It’s reassuring that the […]
UNISON’s higher education service group executive committee, which decides UNISON policy on higher education, between UNISON HE conferences, is consulting members on the higher education employers’ 2018 final pay offer. The consultation will take place between 9 and 30 July. The employers have offered staff £425 or 2% (whichever is greater). Why you should reject […]
Members may be aware that Thursday 5 July is the 70th birthday of the NHS. This week also sees UNISON celebrate its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, UNISON is encouraging all branches (regardless of service group) to organise birthday-themed activities and events, such as holding birthday parties, arranging stalls to celebrating the history of […]
UNISON has signed a new recognition agreement with the newly merged company Notting Hill Genesis. This means that our recognition as a union post-merger is secure. It also means that for Genesis employees who have never had the benefit of a union before, these employees can now join if they wish. Membership numbers are expected […]
Assistant General Secretary Christina McAnea presented not one but two awards in this inaugural year of the Eric Roberts Organising Ward at Regional Council on 23 May. Following the loss of our President, Eric Roberts, in 2016, Regional Council decided to introduce an annual award in his name to acknowledge activists and branches in the […]
UNISON members marched in their tens of thousands from all across the country on 12 May in spite of the weather and step up for public services as part of the national TUC march and rally. A samba band, a giant flag, maracas and vuvuzelas, glitter, giant balloons and UNISON banners from across the union […]
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