Conservatives putting everything up for grabs on NHS, says UNISON

Briefing lays bare Tory thinking

Blackpool hospital staff begin two-day strike

Private company Compass claims it can’t afford an 82p pay rise despite generating £1.7bn in profit and paying their boss £4.6m

NHS cleaners win pay parity battle at Basildon Hospital

Outsourced staff were transferred back in house two years ago, but kept on minimum wage

UNISON vows greater support for private sector members

Workers for private contractors are the fastest growing group of UNISON members

UNISON vows to step up fight against wholly owned subsidiaries

Delegates at UNISON health conference voice their anger over trusts’ moves to transfer staff and create two-tier workforces

Inside the NHS’s winter crisis

The nation is in panic over the so-called ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS. But according to paramedic and UNISON member Jason Anderson, such pressures have become “the norm” for health staff on the frontline

Fighting for the right to nurse

Emily Heron’s dream to become a nurse is being thwarted by the government’s decision to scrap the NHS bursary

photograph of Carol Sewell

Health and social care has suffered the ‘most austere’ decade ever

UNISON delegates agree: we can’t have integration ‘on the cheap’

Ambulance staff are ‘breaking under the strain’

UNISON health delegates discuss the pressures on ambulance members whose stressful jobs are made even more difficult by cuts

A matter of life and death

The NHS is continually criticised by its government regulator for being in the red – but it’s the beleaguered services that really matter

New government must reverse the trend towards NHS privatisation

UNISON urges ministers to think again after the consultancy behind series of failed privatisations is shut down

Tide is turning against government’s austerity programme, says UNISON

The public willingness to accept cuts to public services is ‘exhausted’

Corbyn vows to scrap Trade Union Act when in government

‘Trade unions are a force for good and a force for equality in our society’, Labour leader tells conference

UNISON’s referendum campaign reaches new heights

‘Don’t risk our NHS, vote to remain in the EU’ urges giant banner at UNISON Centre

two hospital chefs

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