Media centre

Army of invisible​, yet indispensible​, cleaners, porters and caterers must be included in NHS pay award

Cleaners, porters, catering assistants, security ​guards and other health staff employed by private ​companies but working in the NHS​ must not miss out on ​any pay ​rise given to their colleagues, says UNISON today (Monday). UNISON ​is urging firms such as Serco, Sodexo and Mitie – as well as subsidiary companies ​owned by individual NHS trusts – to increase […]

Council staff who kept local services and schools running deserve a real pay rise

Increased offer of 0.25% is “insignificant”

One Team your say, UNISON's next move on NHS pay is in your hands

UNISON launches consultation over NHS rise that meets neither expectations nor real living wage

Rise doesn’t fulfil government’s own pledge to level up

Prime Minister must intervene to fund a fair pay rise for council workers

Local services will only be resilient with “a valued and fairly rewarded workforce”

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions

Government announcement falls short of expectations

It’s good the government has moved on NHS pay, but staff deserve more

Health workers have waited months for 3%

Government’s treatment of NHS staff is disgraceful 

Just as NHS staff thought ministers were at last to announce the pay rise they’ve more than earned, hopes have been cruelly dashed

Latest delay on social care reform could push staff over the edge, says UNISON            

Christina McAnea says Boris Johnson hasn’t delivered nearly two years on from pledge

Face mask mistakes have left parents and children “high and dry”, says UNISON

Coverings should not have been hastily ditched

woman with mask on in front of laptop, sanitising her hands

It’s #NotTooMuchToMask

Wearing masks doesn’t stop anyone from living their lives. But it can help prevent infection spread and limit pressure on the NHS

Isolation changes must happen with boosted safety measures, says UNISON

‘Pingdemic’ should not be used to bully staff back to work

​Health workers increasingly concerned at continued government stalling on NHS pay   

Sara Gorton says it’s more than 100 days since staff were due rise

Government can’t keep ignoring social care crisis

Tens of thousands of older people and those with disabilities aren’t getting the care they desperately need

Masks are still crucial in the fight against Covid

Now isn’t the time to ditch mandatory mask wearing. The Prime Minister should be providing direction to the public

Waiting lists won’t be reduced without investing in staff

Proper pay rise and rest will motivate workforce

Contact information

National media team
press@unison.co.uk