UNISON comments on RCN story on NHS pay

NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.

NHS Providers’ report ‘hits the nail on the head’, says UNISON

Commenting on the NHS Providers’ report, There For You: A Better Future for the NHS Workforce, published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably […]

Make the NHS a living wage employer says UNISON

Poverty pay should have no place in the NHS.

Nursing number fall will have a huge impact on the NHS

If more nurses continue to leave than join, staff-patient ratios will become even more dangerous

Devon and Exeter hospital porters plan new action

New November strike announced if hospital doesn’t withdraw threat to impose 12-hour shifts

UNISON comments on the NHS ‘rent a room’ scheme

This scheme looks like another dangerous experiment

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Emergency service workers need greater protection

No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work

Exeter hospital porters appeal for support

Porters taking action over management plans for 12-hour shifts appeal for donations to hardship fund

Scrapping the NHS pay cap is the right thing to do, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the government’s health announcement

Cuts to mental health leave staff facing violence and aggression, says UNISON

New UNISON survey of staff working in mental health services

The government needs to address the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary

Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON […]

UNISON calls on government to fund a proper NHS pay rise

‘NHS staff and their families need a pay award that stops the rot’

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say health unions

NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, […]

The future of EU workers is ‘a fight that’s too important to lose’

MPs, Lords and the London Mayor back EU workers as UNISON members lobby Westminster