Health workers deserve better than this government

The government’s chaos and failure in the NHS must end, Christina McAnea tells health delegates.

NHS staff have been shown porn and offered money for sex at work

NHS staff have been shown pornographic images, offered money for sex and assaulted at work, a new survey from UNISON reveals.

Migrant workers agree landmark NHS guidance on use of different languages at work

New guidance for managers and staff on the use of different languages at work has been launched at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with UNISON.

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Government must drop cruel migrant curbs and end exploitation in social care, says UNISON

The government must drop plans to cap overseas care staff numbers and act to stop employers exploiting those already working in the UK, says UNISON today (Tuesday).  

UNISON launches its One Team Awards for NHS staff

UNISON is marking this year’s One Team Day, on Wednesday, with the launch of a new award aimed at honouring the whole NHS team.

NHS workers must now get their money as soon as possible, says UNISON

Following the majority union vote in favour of accepting the government’s pay offer at the NHS staff council today (Tuesday), ministers and employers must ensure health workers get their money as soon as possible, says UNISON. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who chairs the union group on the NHS staff council, said: “NHS workers […]

UNISON to recommend acceptance of NHS pay offer

UNISON head of health Sara Gorton comments on the NHS pay offer for 2022-23 and 2023-24.

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Bristol healthcare assistants win over £1m in re-banding victory

Over 2,000 healthcare assistants in Bristol hospitals have been re-banded from Band 2 to Band 3 and received up to £4,000 backpay after a UNISON campaign.

UNISON staff are all smiles outside Bath Royal United Hospital. The sun is shining and there's a van parked with a table in front covered with a UNISON tablecloth.

UNISON’s organising van hits the road

UNISON staff and stewards were out on the road all week in the Bristol and Bath area with our very own organising van. 

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Welfare of ambulance staff at risk as services face ‘unsustainable’ demand, says UNISON

UNISON has written to ambulance service chiefs calling for urgent support for staff as services face unprecedented 999 call volumes and unsustainable demand from the public. The letter to Daren Mochrie, chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), says employers must act ​now to​limit the impact on the wellbeing and morale of staff, […]

Government announces 3% NHS pay offer

A 3% offer for NHS staff was announced by the government this evening. The offer falls short of UNISON’s claim for £2,000 for every member of the NHS. UNISON’s health committee will meet to discuss the next steps. More follows.

Let’s call the government out on pay with handclap protest, says UNISON South West

People are being asked to stand on their doorsteps and balconies tonight (Thursday) to slow handclap the government over its proposal for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff. The public action – backed by UNISON, health unions and the TUC – is the latest step in the campaign to achieve fair pay for health […]

Nothing for worn-out NHS staff who’ve kept us safe in the pandemic

Unions representing NHS staff across the UK say the chancellor has let down hard-working health workers by failing to announce a pay rise for them in the Budget. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “The chancellor had a golden opportunity to show the government values exhausted […]

NHS staff across the South West urge the chancellor to do the right thing and fund a pay rise

NHS workers ​in the South West have asked the chancellor to recognise the work they’ve done to protect lives and fund a decent pay rise in this week’s Budget, says UNISON today (Monday). More than 60,000 health care assistants, porters, operating theatre staff, nurses, caterers, ambulance staff, cleaners and members of the public across the UK have signed a letter to Rishi […]

UNISON celebrates One Team Day

Every November UNISON celebrates One Team Day. The goal? To celebrate everything that NHS staff have been doing behind the scenes day in day out, and this year – throughout a global pandemic.