​Proper action needed for Black workers in health and care

Lofty words mean little without decisive action to back them up

University Hospital Wishaw

UNISON wins major insourcing battle in Lanarkshire

The jobs of 400 workers at University Hospital Wishaw will be transferred from private contractor Serco onto NHS contracts, with no job losses

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Blog: The UK government must invest properly in our nurses

This International Nurses Day, it’s not enough to celebrate nurses, we need to demand proper investment in the profession

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Pay tops the agenda at health conference

Flexible working and a 35-hour work week were debated in Liverpool on Tuesday afternoon

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Health debates turn to equalities

Domestic violence, sexual harassment and racism at work and disability equality were among the issues debated in a busy session of UNISON’s 2022 health conference

Health conference 2022 – in the hall, looking towards the platform

Health delegates lay blame for NHS problems squarely on Tories

First in-person conference since 2019 opens with a raft of debates on health, wellbeing and safety in the service

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UNISON health conference opens in Liverpool

Chair of the the union’s health service group, Roz Norman, reminds delegates of successful track record of standing up for health members

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Recovery assistants in Sheffield win much-needed pay uplift

The pay uplift comes as a result of a campaign to get the low paid care workers re-banded to better reflect their role

Social Media Graphics – Get it Right for the Jubilee

On this page you will find social media graphics for our ‘Get it Right for the Jubilee’ campaign, ordered by platform. You can also download the full bundle here. Twitter   Facebook   Instagram  

‘Get it right for the Jubilee’ – pay staff properly for the bank holiday

The issue UNISON wants NHS staff to be paid properly for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday. We’ve made a formal request via the NHS Staff Council to ensure that NHS employers ‘get it right’ across the UK when it comes to paying staff for the Jubilee bank holiday. The holiday takes place on Friday 3 […]

UNISON makes progress on preceptorships

Preceptorship campaign – March 2022 update Nurses and students have told us how challenging the transition into their first registered roles are. This has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic and the pressures on health and social care. UNISON has been working together with the Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Nursing Times to campaign […]

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It’s time to vote for your Health Heroes of 2022

Help to celebrate the wider healthcare workers that support our NHS and help raise awareness of their vital contributions

NHS staff-shortage crisis needs more than a quick Omicron fix, says UNISON  

Employers are using desperate measures to cope with desperate times. But stretching dwindling numbers every thinner cannot solve this staffing crisis. 

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Health Heroes: Nominations now open to find this year’s winners

The awards celebrate NHS workers who work tirelessly, day-after-day, to keep our health and care services running

Healthcare assistants band together over pay

At health conference, UNISON launches a new campaign to make sure healthcare assistants are rewarded, respected and recognised