UNISON says junior doctors have its full support

Commenting on the second day of strike action by junior doctors over threatened cuts to the pay they get for working at weekends and at nights, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Hunt has singlehandedly managed to publically alienate vital medical professionals who now feel they have no choice but to take strike action […]

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Meet the two Elaines speaking up for libraries

Elaine Brooks has worked in libraries all her life, and so has her friend and fellow UNISON member Elaine Cotterell. Today they travelled to London to speak up for libraries.

Our Services Our Say – and UNISON members at the sharp end

UNISON has always argued that public services must stay public unless there is an evidenced ‘public interest case’ to prove otherwise. So we welcome the Our Services Our Say campaign which puts the case forward about the fundamental importance of public services to society and communities.

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UNISON and the big workplace meeting

Across the country, members join together to celebrate trade unions

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‘Why I ♡ UNISON? It saved me from losing my job, my home, my whole way of life’

The issue of losing my tax credits was keeping me awake at night: as a single mum I didn’t know how I was going to provide for my family

This is a law designed to cut off criticism at a time when there is much to criticise

Not for the first time, this government has underestimated our great movement. So we will fight all the battles to come. And we’ll overcome whatever hurdles are placed in our way.

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♡ UNISON: ‘come together’ urges Wendy Nichols

UNISON president issues call as activists and members get out and about to spread pride in the union

‘Library cuts slow down research into my local area’

A local government member tells us about the effect of cuts on his community’s archive

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Striking makes a difference

During heart UNISON week it’s worth remembering that while taking strike action is never easy, the results can make a huge difference to people’s lives

Violence against health workers unacceptable, says UNISON

Commenting on new research published today (Monday) by the TUC that says health employees are the most likely to experience violence at work, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Sadly these figures confirm the evidence from the NHS itself that the level of violence against medical and health care workers is unacceptably high. “It’s especially […]

UNISON celebrates trade unions in the community

Cymru Wales members will be taking to high streets and workplaces next week to celebrate union achievements

Together, we can help remove the barriers to understanding mental health

UNISON will continue to campaign for better mental health services, and workplaces that support those who need support. Together, we can help remove the barriers to understanding mental health.

UNISON warns outsourcing will not solve NHS financial problems

Responding to the Carter Review on NHS operational productivity UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Of course every effort should be made to cut waste and inefficiency in the NHS and to make economies of scale where possible. “Repealing the Health and Social Care Act would be a good first step. The legislation has not […]

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♡ UNISON: it’s a life saver

Health and safety saves lives, and UNISON reps are at the forefront of that work

♡ UNISON: the union is improving the health trust I work for

I work with people who have memory problems. I’m a community psychiatric nurse so I go to the homes of people who have Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.