This week has been a great opportunity to a whole continent of trade unionists to recommit ourselves to fighting and winning the challenges ahead. And based on what we’ve all heard this week, there’s so much to fight for, and so much to be hopeful about.
On behalf of everyone in our union – I want to congratulate the PAH domestics for their courage in the face of real pressure. I am so proud they have stood strong and I am so proud that they are part of our union.
Domestic cleaners at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Wednesday) called off six days of planned strikes after their employer dropped plans to outsource their jobs. The Trust had been market testing its cleaning and catering services with the aim of putting them out to tender, claiming just last week that it would wait […]
Reacting to Donald Trump’s supposed NHS U-turn, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Donald Trump has shown he is willing to play games with the future of the NHS and the government’s weakness means he thinks he can call the shots. “The UK desperately needs strong government that will stand up for the NHS […]
Government plans to allow employers in England to opt out of local government pension scheme are an ‘unwarranted and grievous’ attack on higher and further education staff
Earlier this year, we set ourselves a target – to keep on growing our union. We’re not resting on our laurels, we owe it to every UNISON member and every potential UNISON member to keep on growing and building our collective strength. Over the past month, activists and staff alike have been working on our […]
Move would undermine efforts to roll back health service marketisation
Members will take office at the end of national delegate conference until the end of the 2021 NDC
From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too
Private companies employing tens of thousands of staff in the NHS across England are coming under pressure to give their employees a wage rise as UNISON’s campaign for fair pay in the health service escalates. Workers at contracting giants – including Compass Medirest, Serco, Mitie and ISS – are today (Tuesday) calling on company chief executives […]
If this government had any backbone at all, they’d be standing up to Trump and his hateful ideology, not rolling out the red carpet for him.
Commenting on the release today (Monday) of the Interim NHS People Plan, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Working for the NHS can be challenging so it’s good to see those at the top are finally focusing on the needs of their employees. A supportive workplace is vital to retain experienced, hardworking staff. “However voices from across […]
The words are fine, but action and government investment is needed to make Augar review recommendations work
Important points detailed in long-awaited Augar Review of education