Representing you

Our health members are nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff.

We represent our members in many ways, offering help and advice at work, raising your professional/local concerns or by highlighting issues that will affect all health workers at a national level.

We work together to make sure our members’ concerns are heard – whether its about pay, health and safety, discrimination or the future of our NHS.

If you have a problem, your first port of call should always be your local UNISON rep or your branch.

They can report workplace issues to the regional or national service group structure so issues can be compared with other workplaces.

Members of the union’s healthcare service group are also members of occupational groups whose interests are represented by by national sector committees.

  • Ambulance staff
  • Nursing and midwifery staff, including healthcare assistants
  • Operational staff
  • Science, therapy and techncial staff

NHSBT holiday underpayment

UNISON is currently running a ballot of some NHSBT staff regarding an underpayment of their holiday pay between 2010 and 2015. Background Under the terms of the national agreement (Agenda for Change), NHSBT staff are entitled to be paid at  average earnings (including average unsocial hours and on call payments) when they take annual leave. […]

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UNISON partnerships

UNISON has a number of important partnerships with specialist health bodies and organisations.

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    NHS England

    UNISON is the lead negotiator among the new NHS bodies following the reorganisation of the service in England following the passing of the Health and Social Care Act.

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    UNISON represents the whole nursing family, including nurses, midwives, health visitors and healthcare assistants.

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