NHS workers in Northern Ireland have only had a one-year deal of between 1.5 – 3% imposed last year, while other parts of the NHS were awarded three-year pay deals.
Commenting on the new Brexit deal announced today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This deal isn’t a step forward, it’s a huge leap backwards. It would risk every workplace right and leave public services exposed and vulnerable. “The only quick free trade deals to be had would involve the UK paying a heavy price, with […]
With more than one million women members representing 80% of the union, conference hears how UNISON is at the forefront of the campaign to eradicate the gender pay gap
The impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland cannot be reduced to simplistic quotes about borders or considered only as an afterthought. For UNISON – and for Parliament – it must be integral.
Union vows to fight for the rights of all people in Northern Ireland
The UK government needs to show it is ‘genuinely committed’ to upholding the peace process, says the union
National delegates debate a raft of motions on the risks posed by the Brexit negotiations
Responding to the Supreme Court ruling today (Wednesday) concerning Denise Brewster’s successful claim to her partner’s pension, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today’s judgement is good news for anyone like Denise Brewster who stood to lose out on their partner’s pension, simply because a form hadn’t been signed. “It means the Northern Ireland local […]
Last night the winners of the inaugural Our Health Heroes were announced at a glamorous event in London
Women in prison, suicide and domestic violence are just some of the issues UNISON vice president Margaret McKee is tackling
Closures of care homes increasing as private firms run into trouble
Eastern convenor Darren Barber and vice president Margaret McKee honoured at annual congress
The NHS is continually criticised by its government regulator for being in the red – but it’s the beleaguered services that really matter
As the UK wonders what happens next in a post-Brexit world, UNISON is acting now
Key issues will feature in debate and congress will recognise the work of activists Darren Barber and Margaret McKee