Champions campaign helping to turn the tide against austerity

UNISON will continue to ‘harness members voices from the frontline’ in its campaigning

General election 2017: The NHS

With the election upon us, UNISON considers its five key demands for the NHS – and how the main parties measure up in their manifestos

UNISON on Labour’s manifesto

Commenting on the publication of the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Labour has produced a manifesto that delivers for public services. Ending the pay cap will make a huge difference for hard-pressed public sector employees. Proper investment in the NHS and social care will have a huge impact […]

Union vows to stand against any smokescreen for health cuts

‘UNISON has never been anti-change, but will oppose things bad for services, bad for communities and bad for staff’

NHS employers tempted to view apprentices as ‘cheap labour’, warns UNISON

Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions

UNISON delegates voting at health conference 2017

Health members look to ballot box and beyond to win battle over pay

UNISON’s health conference approves a renewed campaign strategy against the government’s 1% pay cap

NHS students overburdened by extra work and rising debt, says UNISON

Two thirds of NHS students have been forced to take work on top of their studies to supplement their income, according to a new report from UNISON published today (Friday). Healthcare students are lobbying their MPs at constituency surgeries today to press their case for adequate funding during their studies. The proportion of nursing and […]

A matter of life and death

The NHS is continually criticised by its government regulator for being in the red – but it’s the beleaguered services that really matter

ambulance workers

NHS commissioners on course for some ‘unpalatable’ decisions

But UNISON warns that ‘there is little left to cut’

NHS deficit damaging services to patients, says UNISON

Commenting on new figures showing a deficit of £2.45bn in NHS finances, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This is yet another set of damaging figures that show the NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure. “Patients are suffering as already scarce resources dwindle further still. Targets for A&E admissions, waiting times, and cancer diagnosis […]

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UNISON vows to stand up for members over ‘savings’ review

Union presents interim research into Carter Review recommendations on English NHS as health conference opens

Health workers keep the NHS afloat despite increasing pressures, says UNISON

Responding to the annual staff survey released today (Tuesday) by the NHS, UNISON says that health staff provide the sticking plaster that keeps the service together. The survey highlights the work ethic of staff under pressure, turning up when sick, dealing with harassment and coping without adequate supplies or equipment. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis […]