Northern Ireland NHS staff and social workers back strike action, says UNISON

The ballot concentrated on safe staffing levels and pay parity, as health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain.

Compass hospital workers take fair pay protest to company’s Surrey HQ, says UNISON

Most Compass employees earn minimum wage, yet work with NHS colleagues paid more for same jobs

UNISON appoints national nursing officer

Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge […]

Out-of-pocket workers to take on outsourcing giant in legal battle

Workers should not be saddled with debt for years because of the blunders of a company

Government has at last acknowledged public services are at breaking point

But voters should be wary of cynical pledges and gimmicks.

Organ donation week: what we all need to know

Organ donation week is now on and runs until Sunday 8 September and a change in the law will affect us all

The tyranny of hospital car parking charges

UNISON believes that health workers should not be charged to park at the hospital they work at. That’s why we’re asking all NHS trusts in England to make parking free for all staff within two years. And a recent success for members in Norfolk, shows what is possible

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

Here comes summer!

June was another busy month for the union – more victories for our members, and conferences in Liverpool

Win an overnight stay in London plus tickets to the Our Health Heroes awards

Nominate someone by 29 June and you could be going to the awards

More hospital staff in Liverpool set to take action over unfair pay

Staff at Royal and Broad Green hospitals to take action following success at Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital and the Walton Centre

Time to nominate your health hero

UNISON-sponsored awards for health and care support workers are being held for the fourth time

UNISON can offer ‘vital’ security for members as Brexit continues to divide the nation

Union’s health conference opens with call to arms for difficult days ahead

Privatisation at Chesterfield Royal Hospital will drive out staff and is a worrying sign for the future

Responding to the transfer of more than 700 staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust to a new private arm’s-length company this week

Tuberculosis – making sure you don’t have latent TB

UNISON is working with TB Alert to let members know that latent TB can be diagnosed and treated before it wakes up