Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work

‘Zero tolerance should mean zero tolerance’, health delegates are told

NHS trusts are spending millions outsourcing staff to private companies, says UNISON

An FOI request reveals the amount spent by NHS trusts on consultants

UNISON reacts to latest A&E figures

Commenting on the latest statistics for A&E attendances and admissions for February, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The latest data shows just how punishing the winter months are proving for the NHS. Last month was the worst on record. Yet the figures don’t include the added difficulties staff faced when freezing conditions began […]

How UNISON has helped beat the January blues

The union kicked off 2018 with a month of individual successes, stirring calls to action and an ingenious new campaign. And that was just in January. Here are our ‘high 5’ highlights

The NHS crisis in five charts

Unless you’ve been truly hibernating so far this year, you will have heard that thousands of NHS operations have been cancelled. But what is the NHS winter crisis?

Flu jab is important but not the real threat to the NHS, says UNISON

Shortage of staff and lack of funding is the real threat to the NHS

The letters from NHS doctors and NHS Providers should be a wake-up call for the government

The NHS is under unsustainable pressure and the government needs to take action

Living on a knife-edge – survey reveals what a pay rise would mean to NHS employees

Being able to feed their families, afford dental treatment, repair their cars or pay off debts are some of the things that health workers could afford if the government gave them a decent pay rise, according to a survey released today (Sunday) by UNISON. UNISON says the findings expose the financial hardship suffered by NHS […]

Health unions welcome moves on pay but warn against making staff foot the bill

Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.

The NHS is not out of the woods yet

The government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail

Scrapping the NHS pay cap is the right thing to do, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the government’s health announcement

Stigma around mental health must end, says UNISON

Employers urged to ‘take real action’ to support staff

Cuts to mental health leave staff facing violence and aggression, says UNISON

New UNISON survey of staff working in mental health services

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON

Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “They’ve suffered years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen […]

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say health unions

NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, […]