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Pride in our union and the One Team that runs our NHS

General secretary, shadow health secretary and service group chair unite to sing praises of NHS and its workers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON vows to stand up for members over ‘savings’ review

Union presents interim research into Carter Review recommendations on English NHS as health conference opens

News on the UNISON National site.

Seven-day NHS needs resourcing across the whole healthcare team

Debate should not focus only on doctors and nurses say delegates at UNISON’s health conference in Brighton

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Unsocial hours payments: our position is clear

Government warned: ‘if you come for them, we will take industrial action’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Enough is enough

It was a huge pleasure to address our health conference this morning. It’s a special event that I return to each year, and which inspires me every time. Not just because it’s a great event that shows what great work our union does in the health sector, but also because it provides a crucial platform […]

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Protect NHSBT as a public service

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
20 January 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference welcomes the Partnership agreement between UNISON and NHSBT signed at the end of 2015 where UNISON agreed to promote and publicise amongst its members the organ donation register and the blood donation service. UNISON agreed to support NHSBT as the values it is built on are the founding values of the NHS. Ordinary people […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Defend Our NHS Migrant Workforce

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes there is no doubt that we are living in challenging times. Austerity has seen a vicious scapegoating campaign with the likes of Ukip, Britain First and the Daily Mail using this agenda to promote the idea that black people, Muslims, immigrants, refugees and other minorities are responsible for the deteriorating economic situation. Conference […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

The interpretation of NHS E-Expenses and levels of travel scheme

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

The introduction of e-expenses has simplified claiming for expenses for staff that travel a lot with their role as there is an app that you can get on your phone to make this really simple as you start it everytime you get into your car. Unfortunately, travel is paid at the shortest route and this […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Fair treatment and Consistency

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference, Disabled members in health are concerned about the growing number of reorganisations which are leading to down banding. In addition to down banding and with government pay restraint health workers are becoming financially worse off. Disabled members believe that the integrity of an equal pay system must be maintained for all workers but the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Integration of Health and Social Care

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

This conference supports the integration of health and social care. Integration is the way forward in order to provide a more efficient service for patients/service users, especially in times of imposed economic austerity. Integration is about ensuring that those who use services get the right care and support, whatever their needs, at any point in […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

‘No’ to 1 per cent for the next four years.

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that with the re-election of the Tories, health minister hunt has announced that for the next four years health workers in the NHS will have their pay restricted to a maximumum of 1 per cent a year. To achieve more than a 1 per cent rise for the lowest paid means other health […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Staffing Levels in the Welsh NHS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes the intention of the Welsh Government to pass legislation in relation to Nurse Staffing Levels in Wales. We welcome the intention of this legislation to ensure minimum staffing levels on hospital wards, which reflects the feedback we receive regularly from nursing members that staffing levels are often insufficient and unsafe. We also note […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Junior Doctor’s dispute and unsocial hours payments

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
17 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference congratulates the Health Service Group Executive that met in November 2015, for unanimously agreeing its full support for the junior doctors. Conference notes that the motion included the following wording: “UNISON’s Health Service Group Executive (HSGE) gives its full support to the proposed strike action by BMA members over changes to the contracts of […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

TRAINING

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
14 December 2015
Decision
Carried

This conference believes that it is vital to reverse the trend of reducing training opportunities for all healthcare staff. Training is a casualty of the reduction in funding and ongoing staff shortages. More than a third of nursing staff do not feel adequately updated with their core training. This issue is relevant to health service […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Migrant Workers and the NHS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
11 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference condemns the comments made by Home Secretary Theresa May at the 2015 Conservative conference where she stated “at best the net economic and fiscal effect of high immigration is zero”. Conference believes this is not only inflammatory but is also not backed by evidence. The NHS is dependent on migrant workers to maintain and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.