Health: ‘The government treats us like April fools’ on pay

Pay dominated proceedings at health conference, today, with the upcoming UNISON consultation top of the agenda

Christina McAnea addressing UNISON's health conference

Opinion: Every day, UNISON is fighting for our NHS

After 14 years of Tory failure, it’s UNISON’s mission to defend the NHS from being driven into complete rack and ruin

Christina McAnea addressing UNISON's health conference

Christina McAnea leads applause for successful UNISON strikers

General secretary stresses the power of UNISON in address to health conference

Health conference 2024, Brighton photo stunt in solidarity with Palestinian health workers

Conference stands with Palestinian health workers

Richard Pyle from Medical Aid for Palestinians spoke to health conference detailing the harrowing situation in Gaza, where 484 healthcare workers have been killed

A new deal for health staff

Union continues to stand up for healthcare assistants, admin staff and paramedics with a range of practical support

Hospital workers in Wiltshire hold purple UNISON flags on the picket line

Health workers in South West celebrate double lump-sum victory

Successful strike action in Wiltshire and North Devon has secured a minimum £1,655 lump sum bonus for health workers

Annette Heslop speaking at health conference

Barriers for disabled staff in the health service need to be lowered

Reasonable adjustments for healthcare students on clinical placements, accessibility passports, and disability and carers’ leave all discussed at health conference

View from the back of the conference hall down to the platform and stage set during the debates on racism in the NHS

UNISON will continue to strengthen the Race for Equality campaign

‘Racism exists in the NHS’ – a report shows, for instance, 63% of Black workers feel they’re subjected to greater scrutiny than white colleagues

Adam Williams moving a motion on UNISON's Yea of LGBT+ workers

LGBT+ equality is top priority at health conference

In UNISON’s Year of LGBT+ workers, speakers stress the ongoing need to embed LGBT+ equality in health

Libby Nolan at health conference

UNISON health conference opens in Brighton

President and service group chair welcome delegates and introduce this year’s key themes

Female crew of eight in a rowing boat on the Thames

Opinion: Thames Water makes case for renationalisation … now!

When crews for the annual Boat Race are warned about levels of E.coli, and its own shareholders refuse to invest more in Thames Water, the case for public ownership is clear

Low-paid health workers shouldn’t have had to strike for one-off payment, says UNISON

Commenting on the government funding that will now allow thousands of health workers to receive the one-off payment given to NHS staff last year, UNISON head of health Helga Pile said:

Government neglect of care has led to low level of public satisfaction, says UNISON

Commenting on the findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey, published by the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust which show falling levels of public satisfaction with social care, UNISON head of social care Gavin Edwards said:

WASPI women at parliament

Opinion: Why the fight for Waspi pension justice is far from over

The lack of sympathy toward Waspi women is not surprising. Society continues to undervalue the work that women do and takes their contribution for granted

A group of Mitie workers with Christina McAnea on a visit to UNISON Centre

Dudley NHS staff gain Mitie victory

Private contractor gets funding from government to pay non-medical staff the COVID bonus