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Extortionate parking charges and fines for health staff, patients and visitors must stop, says UNISON

Exorbitant hospital parking charges have increasingly become the norm in England because the NHS is so starved of funds.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say health unions

  NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of […]

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

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5% and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say health unions

NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comments on new guidance for creation of NHS subsidiary companies

UNISON will be making full use of this guidance in our scrutiny of any future trust plans to set up subsidiaries

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

HCPC fee increase is an unjustified ‘tax on practising’

HCPC must listen to its registrants and scrap this increase

Press release on the UNISON National site.

HCPC decision to increase fees is ‘hugely disappointing’

The HCPC should be doing all it can to encourage people to continue in their professions

Press release on the UNISON National site.

People Plan encouraging but significant funding is needed for real change

Commenting on the release today (Monday) of the Interim NHS People Plan, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Working for the NHS can be challenging so it’s good to see those at the top are finally focusing on the needs of their employees. A supportive workplace is vital to retain experienced, hardworking staff. “However voices from across […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Bradford hospital workers balloted over strike action to fight ‘backdoor privatisation’

Bradford hospital staff start industrial action vote over NHS trust’s plans to transfer them to wholly owned subsidiary company

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

NHS pause of ‘subcos’ long overdue

This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘We want to stay in the NHS: for ourselves and future generations’

Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON on Lord Carter’s report into productivity in the NHS

Understaffed teams with limited resources has had a terrible impact on staff well-being

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes government’s U-turn on selling off NHS Professionals

Commenting on the news that the government has backtracked over the selling off of NHS Professionals, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government has at last seen sense. NHS Professionals is an organisation that saves the health service money and ensures there are enough staff on wards. “But despite many warnings, ministers have once again […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

All public sector employees need a decent pay rise, says UNISON

Midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters who belong to UNISON are joining their nursing colleagues demonstrating in Parliament Square today (Wednesday) over the government’s refusal to lift the pay cap. Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing’s protest UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Faced with an exodus of staff across the NHS, ministers’ justification for […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.