Not one person in the NHS believes £22bn cuts by 2020 are achievable, delegates hear as UNISON health conference gets under way in Brighton
Safe staffing levels across the NHS have worsened significantly in the last year, according to UNISON’s UK-wide annual survey of nursing professionals published today (Monday), at the start of its annual health conference in Brighton. The 2016 survey, conducted on Tuesday 9 February, found that almost two-thirds – 63%, up from 45% the previous year […]
Ambulance staff, including paramedics, are to be balloted over whether they would be prepared to take industrial action over pay, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis announced today (Monday). Speaking on the eve of the all-out junior doctors’ strike, he warned they will be next on the picket line unless Jeremy Hunt honours promises made a […]
Many hospitals are treating apprentices as cheap labour by routinely paying them the minimum wage, even though they often do exactly the same jobs as colleagues earning considerably more, according to a UNISON report published today (Sunday). More than a third of employers across the NHS are hiring apprentices at the statutory minimum of £3.30 […]
Supporters show appreciation for health service by applauding in the 68th minute – signifying the age of the NHS
This has the power to show the truth behind the political attacks and reveal what the Welsh NHS is really like. And since NHS workers are trusted more than politicians – we hope that the Welsh public will hear that truth loud and clear.
Responding to the claim by senior members of the Brexit campaign that there would be more money for the NHS were the UK to leave Europe, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s nonsense to say there would be more money for the NHS were the UK to vote to leave Europe in June. “These […]
Trust’s management withdraws plans to offer more pay to nurses if they sacrifice pension contributions
Our union has always fought to defend our publicly-funded health service, free at the point of delivery. As long as that is under threat, we have to make sure the government hear our voices loudly and clearly – not just on World Health Day, but all year round.
But UNISON welcomes Welsh government’s continued commitment to living wage
Proposals include changes to meal breaks and ‘late finishes’ leading to compulsory overtime
The decision by the NHS Pensions Board to refer Oxleas NHS Trust to the pension regulator has been welcomed by UNISON. The Board has taken this formal action in response to the South East London Trust offering nurses who opt out of the NHS pension a higher salary. UNISON’s Head of Health Christina McAnea said: […]
Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) from NHS Pay Review Body of its proposals on pay for 2016/17, UNISON Head of Health Christina McAnea said: “It’s disappointing for NHS workers that the PRB has stuck to the artificial one per cent pay freeze imposed by the Chancellor. “Government pay policies since 2010 have seen most […]
Responding to NHS England’s announcement today (Saturday) of new financial incentives aimed at improving the health of staff, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This initiative has the potential to make a real difference to committed hospital employees, but it won’t help them at all if staff don’t have time to use these new […]
Visit will see talks over UNISON’s innovative staff listening exercise, plus dedication of two branch office rooms