Latest news for Health activists

Members only: Registration is now open for the Safe Staffing Forum – Tuesday 3 March 2020

Registration is now open for a place at the UNISON Health Safe Staffing Forum to be held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at Warwick University, Coventry.

Buying and selling annual leave

A statement on the outcome of the negotiations around buying and selling annual leave for NHS staff has been released by the NHS Staff Council. During these discussions, it was not possible to reach a joint national agreement due to a lack of consensus over what constituted an appropriate rate of pay at which leave would be sold.

Staff Council apprentice pay talks break down as NHS in England risks losing over £200m unspent levy

The Staff Council has been unable to agree a new provision on apprentice pay for the terms and conditions handbook after nearly 18 months of talks.

Sign your trust up to our ‘Best Practice Pledge’ for students.

Sign your trust up to our ‘Best Practice Pledge’ for students.

Sheffield mental health workers to strike as government cuts put ‘people at risk’

Some people in need not seen for nearly two years

Make sure you take the National Education and Training Survey

Healthcare students – take the National Education and Training Survey about your clinical placement.

Members only: New UNISON report highlights NHS land is a public asset

A new UNISON research report outlines the extent of land sales in the English NHS and suggests a number of campaigning objectives for the union.

NHS Whistleblowers can get support from the NHS

The NHS Whistleblowers’ Support Scheme provides confidential, practical support and advice for NHS workers – current and former – who can demonstrate they are having difficulty finding suitable employment in the NHS as a result of raising a concern in the public interest.

Keep your services safe this winter: UNISON Winter 2019/2020 Safe staffing bulletin

Going into the winter we’d like our branches and activists across the health service to challenge your organisations on their plans to maintain safe staffing and circulate our guidance on raising concerns to your local members.

UK living wage 2020

The new UK living wage was announced by the Living Wage Foundation this week. It will be £9.30 across the UK and £10.75 in London.

Time to get your voluntary flu jab

Public Health England are running the flu campaign this year. Find out how to get involved and the new materials available to support your voluntary flu campaign.

Make your voice heard. How to make the NHS the Best Place to Work – a new engagement resource

The NHS has released a new engagement resource to help organisations speak to their staff about making the NHS the best place to work.

World Menopause Day

The menopause is a workplace issue which means that it is a UNISON issue. Ahead of World Menopause Day on Friday 18th October, UNISON’s equalities team have launched their campaign on the menopause.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 20 November

Every year on 20th November the lives of trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last 12 months are remembered.

Race for Equality campaign launch

As part of Black History month, UNISON’s health team is proud to launch its Race for Equality Campaign. Let’s stamp out racism in the NHS.