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 […]

Have your say on NHS pay

UNISON is leading the campaign for NHS staff to get a proper pay rise this year – before the current three-year deal is up. We want to hear from you as well. Tell us what a pay rise would mean for you and your colleagues. And upload a picture below to publicly show your support. […]

Council plans could see hundreds of jobs lost and local services slashed, says UNISON

Monday 17 August 2020 For immediate release Council plans could see hundreds of jobs lost and local services slashed, says UNISON  Croydon ​Council staff are to protest tomorrow over cost cutting plans by the local authority ​that puts over 400 posts at risk and will see vital services reduced, says UNISON today (Monday). The demonstration is […]

Tower Hamlets council staff set to strike again from tomorrow in long-running pay dispute, says UNISON

Wednesday 12 August 2020 For immediate release Tower Hamlets council staff set to strike again from tomorrow in long-running pay dispute, says UNISON Tower Hamlets council staff, including social workers and environmental health staff, are to take a further three days of action in a long-running dispute over the ​local authority’s decision to sack and re-employ them on inferior contracts​, says UNISON […]

Sick pay victory for cleaning, catering and security staff at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust

Thursday 30 July 2020 For immediate release ​ Sick pay victory for cleaning, catering and security staff at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust A long-running UNISON campaign at Homerton Hospital has secured full NHS sickness pay for low-paid outsourced staff. Cleaners, caterers, security staff and porters employed by private company ISS Mediclean currently receive lower […]