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UNISON launches campaign to take a stand against attacks on health service

The union sets out to highlight how ‘lazy political hits’ damage morale and the relationship of trust between patients and staff (Cymru/Wales)

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

NHS staff should not have to work in fear of violent assault

The increase in the number of violent assaults against health service employees in England – up by over a fifth in the last five years – is completely unacceptable and requires urgent government action, says UNISON today (Wednesday). New figures published by NHS Protect show that last year (2015-16) there were 70,555 violent incidents involving health workers, […]

Press release 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.

General election 2017: The NHS

With the election upon us, UNISON considers its five key demands for the NHS – and how the main parties measure up in their manifestos

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Safe staffing a ‘vital’ campaign for NHS’s frontline staff

Delegates hear that patients and staff alike are suffering from chronic shortages

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘It really is a disgrace’ – Norfolk community health bosses anger union with staff wage cuts

Regional organiser Jeff Keighly recently spoke to the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) about the situation at the Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C). In an article published in today’s edition of the paper Jeff describes the impact that downbanding and pay cuts have had on staff morale and contrasts this with the high salaries paid […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

UNISON launches campaign to take a stand against attacks on health service

The union sets out to highlight how ‘lazy political hits’ damage morale and the relationship of trust between patients and staff (Cymru/Wales)

Press release on the UNISON National site.

What’s happening in our NHS?

All the latest on the issues facing the NHS in the region The current edition of Eastern Eye is now being distributed to workplaces across the region. It includes stories on: Underfunding – not overspending – of NHS trusts Pressures being put on HCA’s to plug the gaps in care because of the nursing shortage Opposition to the scrapping […]

Magazine, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Ambulance branch in talks to avert ballot on industrial action

Representatives from the ambulance branch have been in negotiations with mangers from the ambulance trust in a bid to resolve the problem of frontline staff having to work excessive hours. After what branch secreatry Fraer Stevenson described as “a year of broken promises” the branch members agreed to be balloted on industrial action if the matter […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

How was it for you? – Poster

An A4 poster advertising the 2018 UNISON staffing levels survey – for all staff, not just nursing

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comment on NHS staff handing patients’ data to the Home Office

Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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 […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

The future of EU workers is ‘a fight that’s too important to lose’

MPs, Lords and the London Mayor back EU workers as UNISON members lobby Westminster

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON condemns government’s violent crime proposals

Pressure on schools and NHS staff to tackle crime is deflecting attention from failure to fund services adequately, union says

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to Labour’s pledge for NHS staff

Responding to Labour’s NHS election pledge, to be announced by shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth today in Liverpool -at UNISON’s annual health conference – UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “NHS staff give one hundred per cent day in, day out with many doing life-saving work. Yet they’re struggling to get by on below-inflation wages. “Lifting the […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.