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Disable Inequality: How to challenge disability discrimination

This is UNISON’s year of the disabled worker and the union is launching a new campaign to help members challenge disability discrimination in the NHS

UNISON warns Westminster government over NHS pay

Warning comes as an indicative industrial action ballot of health service members in England sees 77% say they’d take ‘sustained’ action over pay

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The Health and Care Bill: All you need to know

The government made last minute amendments to the Health and Care Bill this week – changes that will hit the poorest the hardest. Here’s all you need to know and where things are at the moment

Nursing – Professional updates

UNISON National Officer for Nursing Stuart Tuckwood summarises of some of the most important topics we have worked on and discusses our contributions.

UNISON ‘Team of the Year’

UNISON sponsors the ‘Team of the Year’ prize at the Nursing Times Awards. Find out more about this year’s winners!

Supporting international nurses

Gamu Nyasoro, a registered nurse and East Midlands representative on UNISON’s National Nursing and Midwifery committee, writes about the potential pitfalls that await newly recruited nurses, what she and her branch have done to help them settle and how she has helped UNISON to develop a more structured programme of support.

Preceptorship and transitioning into registered practice

Newly-registered nurse and UNISON Student Nurse Lead Joy O’Gorman talks about her transition into newly registered practice and discusses some of the work UNISON has been doing to secure better support.

Protecting the title Nurse in UK Law

Alison Leary is a Professor of healthcare and workforce modelling and researches the workforce and patient safety. She helped to found the recent campaign to protect the title of nurse in law. Here she writes about the campaign and why this issue is so important.

NHS staff celebrate as holiday pay campaign bears fruit

The story behind UNISON’s efforts to remedy a payroll error that was costing its health members money every time they went on holiday

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Back where they belong

Fighting to bring public services back in-house is vital work – and two recent victories show that the effort is well worth it

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UNISON wins U-turn over hospital parking charges

West Midlands trust criticised for reimposing parking charges that were meant to be free during the pandemic

NHS staff say ‘#OneTeam2K’ as they call for a pay rise

Health staff across the UK are entering a second day of campaigning, urging the government to give every NHS worker an early pay rise of at least £2,000

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON

Staff deserve immediate wage lift from government

Three UNISON nurses stranded in the Philippines

Three stranded UNISON members are desperate to return to the UK to help their colleagues fight the pandemic

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Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON welcomes visa extension announcement

Home Office grants automatic extensions to health and care workers – and indefinite leave to remain to family of healthcare workers who die of COVID-19