Health and safety

UNISON believes health and safety in the workplace is an issue for everyone. Every year, thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health at work – most of which could be avoided.

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Abena Oppong-Asare MP speaking at UNISON women's conference. Credit to Rosie Powell

Women’s health at work is a UNISON priority says conference

Delegates passed several motions on women’s health at work and heard a speech from Abena Oppong-Asare MP, Labour shadow minister for women’s health

Graphic for UNISON celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Blog: Celebrating our LGBT+ members and history

This year’s LGBT+ History Month also gives us a chance to remember the vital role LGBT+ workers play in our health service

Speakers to an emergency motion on Gas at UNISON's national women's conference

UNISON women pass emergency motion on Gaza

Delegates condemn statement from Israel’s national security minister that the army must shoot anyone approaching the border, including women and children

Christina McAnea addressing UNISON's women's conference

Christina McAnea lauds women who helped win NI peace

General secretary addresses UNISON’s women’s conference and says: “We must speak up for women’s issues”

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Yoga instructors pose a strike problem for unbending council

Together with colleagues teaching Pilates and aerobics, the instructors backed industrial action as Colchester City Council remains stubborn on pay

Conference delegates hold up green voting cards. Credit to Rosie Powell

‘As a woman, my rights are not reduced by my LGBT+ comrades’

UNISON’s 2024 women’s conference kicks off with statements of solidarity on LGBT+ rights and Palestine

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UNISON urges Ofgem to act on customer bills

Union also calls for action on a just transition to environmentally friendly energy jobs

Government must double maternity pay so mothers can afford to eat and heat homes

Women cannot afford to live on current weekly rate of £172.48

Women in the UK’s public services repeatedly denied flexible-work requests

More must be done to accommodate requests

Ambulance workplace culture needs to change

Review recognises need for change to improve services

UNISON centre sign

NEC plans for the coming year

Meeting hears reports from general secretary and presidential team, recommits to work on Gaza, and discusses plans for national delegate conference

A UNISON Pride in our Work balloon and flags

A union that keeps making LGBT+ history

It’s LGBT History Month, so there’s no better time to explore UNISON’s contribution to the struggle for equality

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UNISON calls on water regulator to protect customers and nature

After the water industry made headlines again this week, the union says it should be companies, not customers, footing the bill

Women in the UK’s public services repeatedly denied flexible-work requests, says UNISON

Inconsistent, rigid and unimaginative employers are denying individuals the flexibility they need

Heart UNISON graphic

Blog: Give your ❤️ to our unions

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, remember that unions make our lives better