UNISON Social Work Pilot gets the Thumbs Up


UNISON welcomes Nicky Gavron as London Labour candidate for mayor


Further Education Colleges strike a success, says UNISON


UNISON Issues Warning of

On the eve of the Select Committee Inquiry into the future of pensions, UNISON, the UK

Support staff and lecturers in FE Colleges set to strike on 5 November

FE college lecturers and support staff will hold a one-day nation-wide strike on Tuesday 5 November in protest at a 2.3% pay offer by college employers, the lowest on offer in the public sector this year, say the FE unions. It is the first time the lecturer and support staff unions have joined forces in strike action in FE colleges.

Urgent Action Needed to Stop Nurses

Half of all nurses have seriously considered leaving their jobs because of poor pay. This is the shock finding revealed in a new survey* by UNISON, commissioned as part of the union

New Awards Highlight Impact of Growing Alcohol Problem on NHS Workers

The latest research suggests that alcohol is implicated in 33,000 deaths a year in the UK. In addition one in six patients attending accident and emergency departments have drink-related injuries or problems, and this figure rises to eight in ten at peak times. Nurses, midwives and health visitors are there at the sharp end, treating these patients and in a unique position to detect the early warning signs of alcohol abuse.

BMA Vote on Pay

UNISON, the union representing thousands of health managers at every level, today rejected suggestions that managers imposing the wrong priorities, are to blame for consultants rejecting the new NHS contracts.

UNISON Urges NHS to Stop Needlestick Injuries with New Safer Needles


Minimum wage should be increased to £6 an hour: UNISON

UNISON will today argue that the statutory national minimum wage should be increased to £6 an hour by October 2004.

UNISON members in Further Education colleges say yes to strike over pay

In a historic result, UNISON members in further education colleges in England and Wales have voted to take strike action

UNISON says plans to expand role of teaching assistants must include better pay and conditions

UNISON, the largest education union in the UK, today said the planned expansion of the role and numbers of teaching assistants had to go hand in hand with a proper career structure and decent pay.

Ambulance Ban on Violent Patients

Commenting on the decision by Avon Ambulance Trust to refuse to treat violent patients without a police guard, Jon Richards from the ambulance union, UNISON, said:

UNISON Brands New Fee Rise by HPC


UNISON Welcomes World Strategy to Address Crisis in Nursing and Midwifery Services