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Pay Up Now for the South West

It’s time public sector workers got a pay rise. Since 2010, dedicated staff have endured a pay freeze, and then a 1% cap. We’re calling on the government to Pay Up Now for the South West! Public sector salaries haven’t even nearly kept up with the cost of living, putting the squeeze on family budgets […]

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One team in one NHS – stop NHS subsidiary companies

NHS staff are proud to be part of one team working for an organisations with a common purpose. But NHS subsidiary companies threaten to divide the health service into little boxes. UNISON is campaigning to keep our health service united. What are NHS subsidiary companies? “Subcos” as they are sometimes called, are independent organisations that […]

Respect our Porters

Porters at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have notified the Trust that they are taking further action from 6pm on Friday 3rd November until 6am on Monday 6th November 2017. Alan Doyle & Greg Ticehurst are the UNISON Representatives from the department and explain the issue below: “We are in dispute because […]

Our NHS, Our Future

Meeting the challenge of the STPs so staff and patients get the funding and voice they deserve

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UNISON Fighting for Health and Social Care

Our NHS needs to adapt to continue looking after a changing society. But the Government are forcing through plans to fundamentally change services. Devon needs a fully funded NHS and a transformation plan with enough time to do the job properly. We support the vision of joined up care but staff and service users must […]

Make the West work for all

We need a mayor who’ll use our region’s new powers to build fair communities and strong public services

Somerset private care workers united!

UNISON are organising within the private care sector in Somerset to improve terms and conditions for staff.


♡ unions week is a national event organised by the TUC that many of you will have taken part in and due to the success of 2016, it’s back! We know this government is intent on hurting working people and undermining trade unions. So we must get stronger and use every opportunity to celebrate the […]

Let us work for a better future: Drop the Trade Union Bill

Trade unions are a force for good in society – the Government must stop its attack on working people and focus on the real problems.