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Impact of Demand on Health Workers

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

The impact of increasing demand on health workers is becoming intolerable. Staff feel less and less appreciated and under more and more pressure, and this produces a further barrier for disabled people in the workplace. Conference, we are concerned that longer shifts are particularly impacting on the ability of disabled people and women to remain […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Maintaining the Role of Administrative and Clerical Workers in the NHS

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

Conference recognises that the Government’s commitment to an Austerity Agenda combined with the increasing healthcare demands of an ageing population has led to immense financial and staffing pressures on the NHS. Conference notes that there have been attempts to reduce the Administrative and Clerical workforce, particularly as technological advances have meant that more and more […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Co-responding in the ambulance service

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

Ambulance services are under ever-increasing pressure to balance the books and meet performance targets forcing many staff to leave their jobs through unbearable pressure and stress. Evidence submitted to the NHS Pay Review Body shows the high levels of turn over and retention of ambulance staff creating serious problems for employers. At the same time, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

A fair deal for apprentices in the NHS

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

Conference notes that the NHS is employing an increasing number of apprentices. In England for example, there were nearly 15,000 apprentice starts in 2014/15 and Health Education England has set a target for the NHS in England to take on another 17,500 during 2015/16. This figure will increase further following the government’s recent introduction of […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Professional regulation of healthcare staff

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

Conference notes that professional registration is a topic of great interest to UNISON members working in healthcare. Many of our members are required to be professionally registered to practise their professions. For some members such as healthcare assistants UNISON has long-standing policy aspirations for a statutory registration scheme. For other parts of our membership our […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Pay determination across the UK

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

Conference welcomes the report of the Health Service Group Executive’s Devolution Working Group on pay determination across the four countries in the UK. Conference acknowledges that whilst responsibility for determining pay in the UK is a devolved function, UNISON remains committed to maintaining and improving pay for NHS workers across the UK. Conference believes the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

New models of care delivery – supporting members through change

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

Conference is committed to working in partnership to make our NHS the best it can be, whatever the circumstances. However Conference notes that many of the changes coming to the NHS are more about driving down costs than driving up service quality. Initiatives are happening in different guises across the UK including integration with social […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

MOTION ON PAY FROM THE LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE BRANCH

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
10 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

As organisations defending and promoting the interests of workers, pay is central to the function of Trade Unions. The achievement of the national NHS pay and conditions system, still known as Agenda for Change, represents a major development for UNISON, and for other NHS Trade Unions. The defence of this system and the lodging and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

INFLUENCING THE NEW NHS STRUCTURES

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

Conference notes we continue to see the true extent of the Health and Social Care Bill and the Tory Government’s plans for the NHS. We are seeing the widespread privatisation and fragmentation of our NHS. Our members losing their jobs, forced into the private sector where profits are put before patient care. The recent threat […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Student Nurses Funding

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

This Conference condemns the decision by the UK Tory Government to require fees for nursing and midwifery courses to be paid for from 2017 by loans rather than the current bursary system. This callous decision will drive more and more of those people who want to care for the vulnerable in our society into poverty […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Health and Safety Expertise within Health Branches

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

Conference regards the health, safety and welfare of workers as paramount across the NHS. Conference believes the successful pursuit of health and safety legislation, regulations and practice in the workplace rests in large part on the efforts of unionised work places. Conference recognises the attempts of government to roll back health and safety provision. Conference […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

‘We will support the junior doctors in this fight – and we will win’

Health delegates and Dave Prentis join junior doctors’ picket line and rally in Brighton

Article, News on the UNISON National site.