strikers on the 30 June march with placards, banner and balloons

New strike dates announced in Wigan ‘subco‘ dispute

Strikers announce seven-day action beginning on 17 July in struggle to stay as NHS workers

‘We want to stay in the NHS: for ourselves and future generations’

Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words

picket line at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan

North west hospital workers set for second strike over outsourcing

‘I was a bit nervous about coming out on strike, but we’ve all stood together and supported each other,’ says Carol, a domestic at Wrightington, Wigan and Leight NHS Trust

NHS trust workers demonstrating against the plans

I love working for the NHS – so I’m striking against being outsourced

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospital staff strike for 48 hours over plans to outsource their jobs to wholly owned private company

NHS trust workers demonstrating against the plans

Wigan hospital staff vote for strike over outsourcing plans

NHS trust’s plans to move jobs and workers to its own private company sees 89% vote for strike – in a 79% turn-out

NAO report is a scathing indictment of PFI, says UNISON

The National Audit Office (NAO) report on the public finance initiative provides a scathing indictment of PFI and PF2, and confirms many of the fears UNISON has been raising for more than 20 years, the union said today (Thursday). The NAO says there are currently 700 PFI and PF2 deals in operation, and if no […]

NHS pressures to be surveyed on UNISON’s sixth annual safe staffing day

NHS staff are being urged to record nurse-to-patient ratios today (Tuesday) as hospitals face unprecedented demand, says UNISON. A snapshot of the pressures facing NHS staff will be recorded over 24 hours in UNISON’s sixth annual safe staffing survey. In addition to nurse-to-patient ratios, respondents will record any overtime worked, whether they took their breaks […]

New NHS plans must not be a smokescreen for further government cuts, says UNISON

The government must do more to reassure staff and the public that new NHS service delivery reforms are not a cover for further cuts, says UNISON. Last Friday was the deadline for the submission of 44 new sustainability and transformation plans across England, which are intended to provide better co-ordination of health and social care […]

Health minister praises UNISON listening campaign

Union wins praise from Welsh government minister for identifying concerns at Betsi Cadwaladr hospitals