Pay restraint is a ‘cruel blow’ for those working tirelessly in the pandemic, says UNISON

Responding to reports the chancellor of the exchequer is preparing to impose a pay cap on most public sector workers, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today (Friday): “Key workers across ​all public services remain at the heart of the fight against Covid. “​Reports of pay ​restraint ​for all but frontline NHS staff would be a ​cruel body blow to ​other health, care and public service employees working tirelessly […]

Health workers in London urge local MPs to back early pay rise for exhausted staff and to protect the NHS 

Thursday 5 November 2020 For immediate release Health workers in London urge local MPs to back early pay rise for exhausted staff and to protect the NHS  Hundreds of health staff across London – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are writing to the region’s 73 MPs asking them to back UNISON’s call for NHS staff to get an […]

General Secretary Election

The Greater London region nominated Christina McAnea for General Secretary.

UNISON calls on the government to rethink its new TfL funding proposal

Friday 23 October 2020 For immediate release UNISON calls on the government to rethink its new TfL funding proposal Public service workers delivering essential services will be hit hard unless the government rethinks its new Transport for London funding proposal, says UNISON. The current plan to make up a funding shortfall would see Londoners hit […]

UNISON secures victory as SOAS backs down over job cuts

Friday 18 September 2020 For immediate release UNISON secures victory as SOAS backs down over job cuts Catering, cleaning, security and support staff at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are celebrating after the university reversed plans to axe jobs, UNISON said today (Friday). Following negotiations with UNISON, the school will not push ahead with […]

NHS workers in London call on government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON

Thursday 17 September 2020 For immediate release NHS workers in London call on government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON Health staff across London – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at […]

SOAS staff to strike against university plans to cut jobs, says UNISON

Monday 14 September 2020 For immediate release SOAS staff to strike against university plans to cut jobs, says UNISON Catering, cleaning, security, and student support workers at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have voted overwhelmingly to strike to save jobs, says UNISON today (Monday). The decision is in response to SOAS’ plans to make […]

Healthcare Student Update September 2020

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to go round and visit universities to meet new Healthcare students and talk to them about why joining a trade union is so important. Instead virtual presentations are taking place, see below for dates and times and get in contact with your university regarding attending. If […]

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON

Staff deserve immediate wage lift from government A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and paramedics – says this rise is […]

School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON

Wednesday 26 August 2020 For immediate release School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON Commenting on the government’s decision to allow secondary pupils to wear face coverings in school corridors in local lockdown areas of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said today (Wednesday): “This is a welcome step forward but still leaves […]