Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]
The government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail
There’s no actual money on the table
NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.
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 […]
Poverty pay should have no place in the NHS.
If more nurses continue to leave than join, staff-patient ratios will become even more dangerous
New November strike announced if hospital doesn’t withdraw threat to impose 12-hour shifts
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Porters taking action over management plans for 12-hour shifts appeal for donations to hardship fund
UNISON responds to the government’s health announcement
New UNISON survey of staff working in mental health services
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 […]