Unions hold last-ditch talks to avert Cumberland Infirmary strike

Mitie, the hospital trust and Health Management Carlisle are squabbling over who is responsible for paying 150 workers unsocial hours payments that have been missed for a decade

Wigan and Leigh rehab workers win long-running dispute

We Are With You staff will now be paid in line with NHS pay rates until at least 2022 – and the company has also recognised UNISON

Addiction support workers enter last day of latest strike

We Are With You continues to refuse to pay promised wage increase, after Central Arbitration Committee rules it has to recognise UNISON

Thousands turn out to protest at Tory conference

UNISON North West, who have been fighting on the front line of public service cuts for the past decade, led the march

Addaction staff strike over broken pay promises

Local MPs back drug and alcohol support workers, who were told that pay rises would match NHS workers

Drawn to the homeless

A UNISON member talks about his unusual art project

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Solidarity from Southport for striking care workers

UNISON community conference and seminar sends message of support to Alternative Futures members striking this weekend

Care workers vote to strike over threat to sleep-in payments

UNISON members could lose £2,000 a year under plan by private company

Epic film depicts the events leading to the infamous Peterloo Massacre

Mike Leigh’s historical adviser talks about the research that informs the recounting of the 19th century pro-democracy rally that ended in tragedy

New film depicts infamous Peterloo Massacre

Mike Leigh’s historical adviser talks about the research that informs the recounting of the 19th century pro-democracy rally that ended in tragedy

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Reckless decision prompts third round of strike action at NHS Trust 

The decision taken today (Wednesday) by the board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust to push ahead with the outsourcing of hundreds of staff is reckless and foolhardly, says UNISON. Responding to the decision, staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust are taking five days of strike action, starting at 6am tomorrow (Thursday). […]

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, […]

Parents and children campaign at Westminster

Sunshine and showers – April’s highlights

April may have started with the Easter holidays but there was no rest for UNISON staff, activists and members. And there was only one issue on everyone’s mind – pay.

Wigan hospital workers vote for strike ballot

Wigan NHS members reject plans to transfer them to wholly-owned subsidiary company

Blog: Today I saw our union at its best

Teresa and Geoff are making a massive difference, even when times are tough. Thank you to them for the warm welcome today and for everything they, like all our activists, do for our union.