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.


Decent NHS pay rise is crucial if both the workforce and the economy are to grow, say health unions

Report sets out case for decent pay

Put pay right and start to solve the NHS’ many problems

Wage talks rather than review body process are needed

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MPs celebrate college support staff

Westminster event sets the scene for UNISON’s Champions in Our Colleges celebration tomorrow (Friday 9 February)

Pay is key to fixing staffing crisis and getting NHS waiting lists down

If the prime minister wants to meet his pledge, he must act over pay

Blog: Mentoring matters more than ever for nurses

UNISON nursing officer, Stuart Tuckwood, explains the importance of – and argues for – a renewed focus on mentoring programmes for newly registered nurses

UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards addressing the union's higher education conference in February 2024

Higher education conference hears of ‘systemic under funding’

Delegates met in Milton Keynes to tackle a wide-ranging agenda

Christina McAnea

Blog: The hope Labour can bring

The party’s New Deal for Working People, planned with UNISON’s involvement, would make a huge improvement to working people’s lives

Government inaction to blame for ambulance handover delays, says UNISON

Solving the NHS staffing crisis must be top government priority to improve services

Aerobics instructor Melinda Harrison outside a Leisure World sports centre

Inflexible bosses keep yoga instructors’ pay down

Aerobics and Pilates instructors at Colchester City Council are also affected, as the UNISON members vote on strike action

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Donate to medical charities leading the emergency response in Gaza

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has declared the entire population of Gaza at imminent risk of famine

Migrant family ban makes no sense without proper reform of social care, says UNISON

The ban means overseas care staff will be much less likely to come to work in the UK. But migrant workers are still very much needed

Unions to campaign for Labour’s ‘new deal for working people’

Christina McAnea calls the new deal ‘a priority for our union… a chance to reset the balance of power to benefit workers’

End-of-year accounts for 2023 – branch audits

Information for honorary branch auditors, from UNISON head of audit John Nagle

Unfair tribunal fees plan shows government is out of ideas, says UNISON

Tribunal fees deny the poorest and most vulnerable access to justice

Christina McAnea stands in front of UNISON banner with UNISON Scotland members

UNISON joins Cheltenham rally to defend the right to strike

The Minimum Service Levels Act could restrict the right to strike for over five million workers