Government breaks pledge to stop low-paid health and care staff paying twice to use the NHS

Boris Johnson promised a lifeline to low-paid workers then callously pulled it away

Fighting on two fronts – and paying the price

Migrant key workers are on the pandemic frontline but their fight to remain in the country is harder than ever

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
Elderly woman and carer, with words 'social care' image from cover of report

Government’s treatment of migrant workers is shameful

Out of touch ministers measure value only in pounds and pence 

Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON welcomes visa extension announcement

Home Office grants automatic extensions to health and care workers – and indefinite leave to remain to family of healthcare workers who die of COVID-19

Home health care worker and an elderly couple

Immigration plans ‘spell disaster for care sector’, says UNISON

Ending the supply of workers will leave vulnerable with no support

Fighting against NHS fees for pregnant migrant women

For pregnant women, the “hostile environment for migrants” is degrading and forces health workers to act foremost as border control and debt collectors instead of healthcare providers

‘This is our time’, Prentis tells Black members

On ‘Brexit Day’ Dave Prentis spoke of the importance of protection for immigrants and justice for the Windrush generation

Barriers to overseas recruitment will disrupt care, says UNISON

Christina McAnea warns proposals will cause uncertainty and instability

A guiding hand through the immigration minefield

Lawyer Sairah Javed runs a helpline for UNISON members seeking immigration advice

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

The ‘truly appalling’ treatment of the Windrush generation

Conference overwhelmingly votes to continue to support members affected by the Windrush scandal and to campaign for a fairer immigration system

Please help stop another cruel right to stay refusal

Home Office continuing to reject application even though married couple meet the government’s stringent demands

Immigration advice as Brexit approaches

If you’re a member and worried about your status after the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union, we can help

Surviving the Windrush scandal

Michael Braithwaite, a school teaching assistant who lost his job due to the Windrush scandal, recalls his fear of deportation

UNISON comment on NHS staff handing patients’ data to the Home Office

Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.

Blog: Standing against hate in all its forms

At a time when our values are under fire, we must take every opportunity to oppose peddlers of bigotry, and attacks on the powerful diversity of our country – and UNISON will take a leading role in the war on hate.