Government’s claim of pay rise in NHS all smoke and mirrors says UNISON

UNISON has today slammed the government over a Treasury letter to the chair of the public sector Pay Review Bodies (PRB) – including the NHS PRB – which stated that not all staff will get a pay rise as promised in the Summer budget. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “It is clear from this […]

Betsi Cadwaladr consultation shows impact on morale

UNISON Cymru/Wales’s thorough consultation with members of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board moved to Wrexham Maelor yesterday with two mass meetings of health workers. The union has organised a widespread listening exercise to discover the extent of problems across the board’s hospitals after the imposition of special measures by the […]

Dave Prentis cuts ribbon in front of resource centre, surrounded by members

General secretary opens UNISON shop in new Glasgow hospital

Let’s work together to make this new hospital a success,” general secretary Dave Prentis said as he opened a new UNISON shop in Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

UNISON Wales launches review after special measures move

UNISON Cymru/Wales has launched a review of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in the wake of allegations of historic abuse and the imposition of special measures by the Welsh government. All UNISON health care members in the area have been asked to complete a questionnaire about their working […]

Food standards under threat as Luton and Dunstable outsources services

UNISON has said standards will fall and patients suffer after Luton and Dunstable Hospital Trust chose to privatise a range of services

New all-Wales ambulance branch launched

UNISON Cymru/Wales has brought together three branches to create a single, new ambulance branch for the whole country

Making ends meet: a nurse in London

Young nurse Helen Oliver on the ‘culture clash’ of London’s living costs