Pay rise and back payments for over 500 Somerset healthcare assistants

Hundreds of healthcare assistants (HCAs) in Somerset are better off thanks to a successful regrading campaign that has increased salaries and led to back payments of up to £4,550, says UNISON. In total, 553 HCAs employed at Somerset Foundation Trust will benefit from a significant salary boost and back pay. The deal goes back to […]

Pledge Yes for the NHS

UNISON has launched the next stage of its NHS pay campaign, which is urging members to Pledge Yes for the NHS.

School support staff fear ‘big bang’ return’ to school is a safety risk

Half of school support staff ​in England ​have been anxious about the return to classrooms ​this week, with many fearing measures to keep them safe are inadequate, according to a survey published today (Friday) by UNISON.

A​n early wage rise for health workers in the South West would improve morale, says UNISON

A £2,000 pay rise for all NHS workers across the South West would boost morale amid unrelenting pandemic pressures, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is calling ​on the government ​to deliver an early and significant wage increase ​– of at least £2,000 ​– to show staff are valued as they face unprecedented hospital admissions. ​A recent UNISON survey shows ​more than nine out of ten NHS staff (91%) […]

UNISON organises running a stall at Musgrove Hospital

UNISON recognises Health Heroes!

On Monday 12 September, UNISON organisers visited Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton to promote the Our Health Heroes awards. UNISON cupcakes were delivered to hard working staff around the hospital and a stall set up on the concourse to talk to members of the public. Our Health Heroes, launched by UNISON, in partnership with Skills for […]

£1 million at risk as Devon contractor reneges on deal

£1 million of taxpayers’ money at risk as contractor Optum reneges on agreement UNISON is calling upon Devon County Council to save £1m of tax payers’ money as a dispute escalates due to failings within the Council’s procurement process. At a time when Devon NHS Services face a £402m black hole by 2020 an unnecessary […]

Damning report shows need for change in NHS 111 services

Damning report shows need for change in NHS 111 services, says UNISON South West A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report rating the NHS 111 services run by South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWAST) as inadequate has been responded to by UNISON South West. UNISON South Western Ambulance branch co-secretary Chris Nelson said: “This is […]