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UNISON and National Police Chiefs’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment

This research finds levels of sexual harassment consistent with that reported in police forces internationally as well as other workplace surveys.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges government to scrap damaging NHS competition rules

Ministers should scrap the damaging competition rules that force the NHS to sell off its services to private firms.

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘If you want to be heard, speak in unison’

Assistant general secretary stresses the importance of unions

Article on the UNISON National site.

Health service workers resort to loans and food banks after years of cash cuts, UNISON survey finds

Thursday 27 October 2016 Hard-pressed health service staff are turning to high-rate loans, pawning their belongings and visiting food banks as they struggle just to make ends meet, according to research by UNISON. Financial hardship has led to almost half (49%) of those who took part in a major survey to seek financial help from […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Too few staff means increased risk to patients, says UNISON

Safe staffing levels across the NHS have worsened significantly in the last year, according to UNISON’s UK-wide annual survey of nursing professionals published today (Monday), at the start of its annual health conference in Brighton. The 2016 survey, conducted on Tuesday 9 February, found that almost two-thirds – 63%, up from 45% the previous year […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Health staff are suffering serious sexual harassment at work

Survey reveals sexual harassment in the NHS.

health news, News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON

Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for end to NHS privatisation after consultancy failures

UNISON has today (Thursday) welcomed the decision by NHS England to shut the Strategic Projects Team (SPT) consultancy. The union has called on the government to learn from mistakes made by the consultants in the past, and reverse the trend towards NHS privatisation. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The SPT has been associated […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON backs action over cash-for-pensions deal

The decision by the NHS Pensions Board to refer Oxleas NHS Trust to the pension regulator has been welcomed by UNISON. The Board has taken this formal action in response to the South East London Trust offering nurses who opt out of the NHS pension a higher salary. UNISON’s Head of Health Christina McAnea said: […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON disappointed at NHS pay recommendation for 2016/17

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) from NHS Pay Review Body of its proposals on pay for 2016/17, UNISON Head of Health Christina McAnea said: “It’s disappointing for NHS workers that the PRB has stuck to the artificial one per cent pay freeze imposed by the Chancellor. “Government pay policies since 2010 have seen most […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Widening disability pay gap shows the struggle for equality is far from over

Assistant general secretary addresses disabled members’ conference

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Assistant general secretary hails the difference UNISON makes

Addressing women’s conference, Christina McAnea says she wants to ensure the union continues to create such a legacy

Article, News on the UNISON National site.