Famous friends of the NHS

“The crisis in the NHS has been caused by political decisions.”

New school year, new materials, new challenges

UNISON in schools has been working hard over the summer to produce new materials and update existing guidance and materials.

How to… picture this

It’s great to have photographs to use in your campaigning work. But how can you make the best impression with your pictures?

Blog: It’s time to raise wages for all public sector workers

This morning I was in Glasgow at the QE hospital to meet our biggest branch, who also happen to be one of our best. Glasgow Health branch epitomise the dedication of our activists around the country, walking the wards daily to recruit and represent members from across the health service. But I wasn’t just there […]

Blog: Women members at the heart of our union

The commitments that were made to women members almost a quarter of a century ago matter as much today as they did then – and as we approach our union’s 25th anniversary celebrations, we must return once again to those commitments, and renew them for the next quarter century to come.

Mike Jeram was a vital part of our union, and we will miss him

Mike Jeram is someone who deserved a long and happy retirement after years of dedicated service to a union which he loved and its members who he cared about, and I am so sad that his life was cut far too short. But Mike’s was a life lived well, surrounded by people who loved him and who love in return. He was a great servant to our union, and like so many more across our whole union, I will miss him.

The Sound of Public Services

A UNISON trio are balancing their public service jobs with a new role – as rock stars

Photograph of the Glasgow branch banner

Glasgow janitors win pay rise as new school year starts

20-month dispute ends in victory for janitors in nursery, primary and ASL schools

Fighting for the right to nurse

Emily Heron’s dream to become a nurse is being thwarted by the government’s decision to scrap the NHS bursary

Patients and staff ‘paying the price’ for Theresa May’s premiership, says UNISON

Commenting on NHS England statistics covering Theresa May’s first year as Prime Minister, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Thursday) said: “Patients are clearly paying the price for Theresa May’s time in Downing Street. Staff too are struggling to cope, delivering more with less while their pay lags ever further behind inflation. “It’s no surprise […]

Blog: Theresa May has presided over a year of harm to our health service

A year ago Theresa May promised she’d govern differently. Of course, the past 12months have shown that her promises aren’t worth listening to. But it is not too late for the prime minister to take a different course, and invest in our nation’s health and in those who care for us.

UNISON comments on government NHS staffing plan

Responding to government plans to provide an extra 10,000 training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These new posts are nowhere near enough to make up for the number of UK and EU nurses and midwives leaving the NHS. “Staff shortages, huge workloads, the withdrawal of the nursing bursary and the […]

Renationalise failing privatised probation services, say unions

The government must bring failing privatised probation services back under public control instead of leaving the taxpayer to bail them out, UNISON, NAPO and GMB said today (Wednesday). The three public service unions have written to justice secretary David Lidington highlighting how ‘risky and controversial’ reforms – where private probation firms manage thousands of people who have […]

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Higher education: UNISON wins SOAS commitment to end outsourcing

Union’s campaign sees employer agree to bring all core support services back in house by September 2018