Mental health of NHS staff should be a ‘priority’, says UNISON

Responding to health secretary Matt Hancock’s pledge to overhaul mental health and wellbeing for NHS staff, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said today (Wednesday): “The mental health needs of staff should be a priority. They’re working long hours, in highly stressful conditions, often without a rest. “NHS workers can’t help patients get better unless […]

Government must adhere to long-term plan and keep NHS contracts public, says UNISON

The health secretary must ensure government policy is in line with the NHS long-term plan and keep contracts worth millions in public hands, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Commenting on Labour’s call for Matt Hancock to block private companies from winning NHS contracts worth more than £128m that are currently out for tender, UNISON head of […]

‘Terrible news and the last thing public service workers need’

‘Only a united party can protect public services, jobs and disadvantaged communities,’ says Dave Prentis

Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff name strike day

Cleaners, porters and security and catering staff to take action next week, after their private employer refused to pay them the nationally agreed NHS pay rates

Labour split is ‘terrible news’

Working people need a Labour government but split parties don’t win elections

Nice pay if you can get it

University vice chancellors’ pay has hit the headlines after the report on the subject from the new Office for Students – so we decided to take a deeper look at the figures behind the headlines.

Assistant general secretary hails the difference UNISON makes

Addressing women’s conference, Christina McAnea says she wants to ensure the union continues to create such a legacy

Conference backs UNISON campaign on social care

Delegates reiterate that ‘social care is the bedrock of our society’

Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff, says UNISON

Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, says UNISON today (Saturday). A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better protection for employees from unwelcome advances by people using public services, including parents and patients, […]

Blog: Every victory for our union is a victory for our women members

UNISON women are the majority of our members and the heartbeat of everything that we do – so it’s only right that women are a majority in our democratic structures too. That’s not an accident, that’s integral to how our union works and how our union succeeds.

Birmingham care striker brings conference to its feet

Mandy Buckley tells delegates that the Birmingham strikers are not going to give in

Bring probation contracts back into public control to avoid further disaster

The government must immediately step in to bring these collapsed services back in-house

‘Keep going and never accept any limitations’

UNISON women’s conference hears inspiring speech from Rosena Allin-Khan, NHS doctor and MP

Women back campaign to give LGBT group the plus factor

Delegates hear that proposed rule change will ensure that UNISON’s LGBT group is fully inclusive

We should be proud of our past and ready for the battles ahead, says UNISON general secretary

When we stand together we can take on anyone