Northern Ireland health workers suspend strike and vote on government pay offer

Union thanks public for unwavering support

Boris Johnson has been caught out once again

Commenting on new government documents uncovered by the Labour Party suggesting the Prime Minister has misled the public over post-Brexit customs checks for Northern Ireland, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Once again, government documents show you can’t trust Boris Johnson. “His reckless approach and cavalier disregard for the truth is putting at risk the hard-won peace in […]

UNISON member wins top health heroes award

Pauline Symington is a neonatal ward assistant at Ulster Hospital and won the popular vote after being nominated by her colleagues

UNISON announces health strike dates in Northern Ireland

UNISON has today (Wednesday) announced the dates for strikes and industrial action by health and social services staff in Northern Ireland. Workers represented by the union voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to take action over safe staffing levels and pay parity. Health staff in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain. Waiting lists […]

Northern Ireland NHS staff and social workers back strike action, says UNISON

The ballot concentrated on safe staffing levels and pay parity, as health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain.

Health service workers in Northern Ireland must be paid fairly in line with rest of UK, says UNISON 

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.

New deal is a ‘huge leap backwards’ says UNISON

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 […]

Bridging the gender pay gap

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

Blog: Northern Ireland must come first, no matter what else is in the Brexit deal

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.

UNISON vows to fight for the Good Friday Agreement

Union vows to fight for the rights of all people in Northern Ireland

UNISON backs Brexit amendment to save the Good Friday Agreement

The UK government needs to show it is ‘genuinely committed’ to upholding the peace process, says the union

‘Our Brexit brings the country together’, UNISON members told

National delegates debate a raft of motions on the risks posed by the Brexit negotiations

Brewster judgement means pension schemes must look again at their rules, says UNISON

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 […]

Our Health Heroes

Last night the winners of the inaugural Our Health Heroes were announced at a glamorous event in London

A life less ordinary

Women in prison, suicide and domestic violence are just some of the issues UNISON vice president Margaret McKee is tackling