UNISON wins U-turn for trainee nursing associates

Health trust had planned to axe training and cut the pay of its TNAs

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New PPE guidance for NHS teams

Updated rules reflect changing threat

Back to the frontline

UNISON’s national nursing officer Stuart Tuckwood has returned to the NHS for the fight against COVID-19. First, he explained what the union is doing to support its health members

University agrees pay for zero-hours staff

Union welcomes move by City, University of London, to protect incomes of outsourced catering staff

COVID-19 housing help ‘doesn’t go far enough,’ says UNISON

The union welcomes help announced so far by the government, but calls for further action during the pandemic

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UNISON continues to push the government over PPE

NHS England provides assurances on access that union has been calling for

Unions announce COVID-19 support for nursing students

The agreements negotiated mean student nurses who are more experienced will be able to help where they can, be paid and have this work count towards their learning.

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‘Managers are bringing tea to us’: inside the 111 service during COVID-19

‘On Saturday, I got through 26 calls in six hours. And I think only three were non-coronavirus. Now it feels like a relief to get a non-COVID call.’

Shopping centres, pubs and other businesses urged to provide free parking to NHS and care staff, says UNISON

Dave Prentis says move would help keep workers and patients safe

Supporting our reps and members online

Union learning and organising services offers web-based training for reps and learning opportunities for members

Key worker provisions welcome to ensure public services operate, says UNISON

Important to provide for those who look after us

Coronavirus Bill must not force healthcare staff to the front line, says UNISON

Proper pay and protection needed for those who volunteer

UNISON says thank you

UK’s biggest union publicly thanks members for tacking national emergency

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Schools move must help all parents in essential services

Government needs to work with unions to develop plan

Blog: I’m proud of our members in a national emergency

Once again our public service workers are on the frontline fighting to keep our communities and our country safe and well – fighting, against the odds, to keep services running