UNISON celebrates bicentenary of 1807 Abolition of Slave Trade Act

In addition to the launch of UNISON’s Bicentenary t-shirt and picture exhibition, guests will be able to listen to speakers including; Claude Moraes MEP, Gloria Mills (UNISON equalities spokesperson), Ruqayyah Collecter (NUS Black Students

UNISON Welcomes Government Change of Heart

Delegates at UNISON

UNISON Health Workers Demand Action Over Pay

Angry delegates at UNISON

UNISON Calls For Drive on Zero Tolerance on Violence in NHS

Delegates at UNISON

Strike Action In The NHS Moves Closer

The spectre of national strike action across the NHS will move one step closer today (23 April), when UNISON health workers from across the UK vote on a ballot for strike action at their annual health conference in Brighton.


UNISON Condemns Challenge to Agenda for Change


Tagging for Elderly


Ambulance Service Close to Breaking Point in Parts of Country

The ambulance service is relying heavily on the goodwill and commitment of staff to keep up with the huge increase in demand over the last decade, said UNISON, the union representing 20,000 ambulance workers. The union warned that the service is suffering from staff shortages and in some areas the situation is close to reaching breaking point.


UNISON Victory for UK


Patient Choice Website – UNISON Reaction

Commenting on the launch of plans to help extend patient choice, Mike Jackson, Senior National Officer for health in UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, said:

Employers Must Look at Reasons Behind Sickness Rates

Commenting on sickness absence in the public sector, Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union said:

UNISON: Stranded Patients Being


Warwick Agreement Gives New Rights For Parents and Carers

Working parents now have the right to more paid time off following the birth of a child. From today, maternity and adoption leave increases from six to nine months paid leave for mothers. The same rights apply for same-sex couples and adopters.