New toolkit highlights positive impact of teaching assistants

Independent research shows that, on average, teaching assistants add an additional four months of pupil progress over the course of a year

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Pay ballots continue to dominate

Today’s NEC heard updates on a series of pay disputes and impressive personal injury wins for members

John Campbell

Black History Month: health workers making history now

This month, UNISON is celebrating the Black health workers who are making history right now

Social care charity goes beyond the real living wage for frontline staff

Move follows in-house trial that showed the positive impact of enhanced pay on recruitment and retention

Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON urges MPs to act amid surging school COVID-19 cases

Education unions have sent an urgent letter asking MPs to call the government to action

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Health Heroes: Nominations now open to find this year’s winners

The awards celebrate NHS workers who work tirelessly, day-after-day, to keep our health and care services running

Inside the gas crisis – and how it’ll affect you

UNISON’s national officer for energy explains how we got here, how it affects members and what needs to change

COVID pandemic has ‘shone a light on inequalities’ in the NHS

UNISON health conference calls for the recovery from the pandemic to include an end to staff discrimination

Healthcare assistants band together over pay

At health conference, UNISON launches a new campaign to make sure healthcare assistants are rewarded, respected and recognised

So you think you know about climate change?

This Green UNISON Week, find out how much you know about the climate emergency

Safe staffing and flexibility key factors for future of NHS

‘The NHS can only recover if members and colleagues are thriving in their jobs,’ UNISON health delegates are told

‘Exhausted and demoralised staff are walking away from health care’

UNISON’s virtual health conference opens with a campaigning programme that will build on the lessons of the pandemic

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Dundee University members appeal for strike hardship donations

UNISON members at Dundee University appeal for solidarity donations ahead of strike action

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Sodexo agrees to pay NHS 3% rise at South Yorkshire trust

UNISON welcomes move, which will boost staff transferred to the company in 2018

Sara Gorton

Blog: Why the Health and Care Bill is so important

There is currently an opportunity to drive out the principles of privatisation, stop the fragmentation and improve how our NHS is run