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Government plans to attack redundancy agreements

The government is launching a new attack on redundancy terms, which could affect workers with a long-service record

Dave Prentis takes UNISON support to doctors’ picket lines

General secretary offers support to BMA action on visit to pickets at his local hospital in north London

UNISON warns outsourcing will not solve NHS financial problems

Responding to the Carter Review on NHS operational productivity UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Of course every effort should be made to cut waste and inefficiency in the NHS and to make economies of scale where possible. “Repealing the Health and Social Care Act would be a good first step. The legislation has not […]

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MPs warned of short-termist threat to NHS support roles

NHS needs to operate as one team in the interests of joined-up, high-quality patient care

♡ UNISON: it’s there to back you up

UNISON is a group of people having the same interests and the same cause

How safe is your staffing?

UNISON will run its fifth annual safe NHS staffing levels survey on 9 February and is asking all members in the nursing family to take part

UNISON set to present Betsi Cadwaladr findings to health board

UNISON Cymru/Wales is to present the findings of its thorough review of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to the senior management team at a board meeting today. UNISON’s North Wales health branch pro-actively initiated a listening exercise to discover the extent of problems across the board’s hospitals in the […]

Don’t just give something up for new year – give blood

The NHS Blood and Transplant service needs new donors – particularly if they are young, Black or of South Asia origin

Axing NHS bursaries will saddle nurses with debt until retirement, warns UNISON

Nurses and other healthcare workers will be paying off their student loans almost until the day they retire UNISON is warning today (Saturday), as student nurses prepare to take part in protests against government plans to axe the NHS bursaries. UNISON says that controversial government plans to axe the bursaries could leave trainees more than […]

A life lost can mean another saved

Becoming an organ donor can be a gift – both for the lives you save, and the loved ones you leave behind

‘Our members support our communities every day of the year’

Many UNISON members will be keeping the country going over Christmas and the new year

Failure of hospitals to meet safe staffing targets is no great surprise, says UNISON

An analysis published today (Monday) by the Health Service Journal, which found that nine in ten hospitals in England are failing to meet their own safe staffing targets for the number of nurses on wards, will come as no great surprise to staff, says UNISON. Commenting on the findings UNISON head of health Christina McAnea […]

Children attending UNISON's Christmas cinema screening in Inverclyde stand outside the cinema holding placards saying 'we demand popcorn'

Christmas cheer and charity

UNISON members are helping workplaces, their families and communities to warm up for the festive season

Health pay will be a 2016 Assembly election issue

UNISON warns of campaign in run up to elections

UNISON survey shows scrapping of student nurse bursaries will lead to major shortages

A UNISON survey shows that nine in ten (91 per cent) student nurses would not have applied for the nursing degree without access to the bursary which the government intends to scrap in 2017.