Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference today (Friday) in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers.
Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards.
Only 31% of NHS staff were satisfied with their level of pay in 2017
No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work
MPs, Lords and the London Mayor back EU workers as UNISON members lobby Westminster
Responding to government plans to provide an extra 10,000 training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These new posts are nowhere near enough to make up for the number of UK and EU nurses and midwives leaving the NHS. “Staff shortages, huge workloads, the withdrawal of the nursing bursary and the […]
With the election upon us, UNISON considers its five key demands for the NHS – and how the main parties measure up in their manifestos
Without support staff, ‘our NHS simply wouldn’t work’
Responding to the House of Lords report on the long term sustainability of the NHS, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The committee is right to say the NHS should be funded by the taxpayer and remain free at the point of delivery. “This is a damning but sadly accurate analysis of the state […]
The increase in the number of violent assaults against health service employees in England – up by over a fifth in the last five years – is completely unacceptable and requires urgent government action, says UNISON today (Wednesday). New figures published by NHS Protect show that last year (2015-16) there were 70,555 violent incidents involving health workers, […]
Thursday 27 October 2016 Hard-pressed health service staff are turning to high-rate loans, pawning their belongings and visiting food banks as they struggle just to make ends meet, according to research by UNISON. Financial hardship has led to almost half (49%) of those who took part in a major survey to seek financial help from […]
Staff are ‘rightly anxious’ about the implications of cost-cutting pressure on trusts
Cutting financial ‘lifeline’ to student nurses will leave them thousands of pounds in debt
The union sets out to highlight how ‘lazy political hits’ damage morale and the relationship of trust between patients and staff (Cymru/Wales)