A year in UNISON: 2019 reviewed – part one

A lot happened in the UK in 2019. But as usual, UNISON members stuck to their principles, kept their feet on the ground and scored some notable victories

Contacting UNISON over the festive period

UNISONDirect hours over Christmas and the new year

North West hospital strikes end as UNISON reaches settlement

Agreement brings significant pay rise for outsourced health workers

Don’t be fooled by the Conservatives’ festive promises for the NHS

Loosening the stranglehold on funding shouldn’t be mistaken for generosity

Blog: In the battles ahead, we will not let you down

For our public services, for our communities, for our union – last week’s election result was a devastating blow. We now face a Conservative government with a large majority who have shown time and time again that they are a threat to the public services UNISON members provide. I am proud of the campaign UNISON […]

UNISON in large letters with public sector workers

A strong union is our best defence

Final national executive council meeting of the year looks to the future

Grant reversal not enough on its own to boost student nursing numbers

The government must abolish tuition fees

Register increase good news, but hard line on immigration could damage numbers

Rise still leaves the NHS short of what’s needed

A&E waiting times show NHS ‘on its knees’, says UNISON

New government must deliver on health service promises

Christmas and sexual harassment – stories from the dark side of the office party

What should be a celebration with colleagues can too often turn into an ordeal of innuendo, harassment and even assault

Health staff and patients are being fleeced with parking fees

Huge parking fees aren’t the solution to hospital funding shortfalls

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to local services is revealed by UNISON

Hundreds of youth centres, libraries and public toilets causing huge impact on communities

Boris Johnson has been caught out once again

Commenting on new government documents uncovered by the Labour Party suggesting the Prime Minister has misled the public over post-Brexit customs checks for Northern Ireland, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Once again, government documents show you can’t trust Boris Johnson. “His reckless approach and cavalier disregard for the truth is putting at risk the hard-won peace in […]

Waiting to see a GP is no laughing matter

New film highlights appointment frustration felt by millions