Outsourced NHS staff in Blackpool and St Helens strike over pay and conditions   

Compass employees demand pay parity, while staff in Liverpool celebrate their own victory

Members standing with banner reading: NHS pay – fighting for fair pay for NHS staff

North West hospital staff to strike for pay equality

Members at three NHS trusts deliver 100% vote for strikes to win NHS rates for all staff

Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff win pay battle

Staff employed by private contractor call off strike after company agrees to pay them the NHS rate for the job

Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff escalate strike over unfair pay

Second week of action as private company refuses to pay agreed national NHS rate of pay – despite managers’ pay having risen

Torus housing workers protesting with placards outside one of its offices

St Helens and Warrington housing members win 3.1% pay rise

Pay increase at north-west England housing group follows rejection of 2% offer and a ballot for industrial action

NHS outsourcing is bad for staff and bad for patients

The planned outsourcing of staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust is not in the interests of staff nor patients, says UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the head of the north west NHS Trust outlining some key concerns about the proposal to establish a wholly owned subsidiary. Around 900 staff, […]

The Manchester Arena terrorist attack – members’ stories

Adam Williams was with a hospital patient when he heard news of an explosion in Manchester. Twenty minutes later he was at the scene

Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

‘Bursary or Bust’ is the cry as NHS students rally across England

Rallies and marches back the NHS bursary in London, Manchester and Newcastle

Steve Evans

Union paramedic ‘shocked’ at new year honours MBE

Member Steve Evans recognised for Don’t Walk Away campaign to prevent alcohol-related deaths among young people

Burnley is latest council to attack Trade Union Bill

North West council criticises “unfair, unnecessary and undemocratic” attack that will “undermine constructive employment relations and civil liberties”

Blackpool fights back against nursery cuts

UNISON Blackpool is fighting back against plans to close the last two council-run nurseries in the town. A march and rally on 27 July followed protests last week against the council’s plans to close its final nurseries, in Grange Park and Talbot and Brunswick. The nurseries, both of which are in deprived parts of the town, are well-used, […]