More join our fight against violence at work

Community service group committed to using the charter to help end the belief that violence and aggression is ‘part of the job’

Steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff, says UNISON

Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in […]

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work

‘Zero tolerance should mean zero tolerance’, health delegates are told

Everyone has the right to a safe and secure workplace, declares conference

Too many community, housing and care workers are being ‘attacked at work for minimum wage’ as a normal part of the job

Suffragette descendant addresses UNISON women

Dr Helen Pankhurst addresses UNISON women’s conference

Emergency service workers need greater protection

No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work

Union charter to commit employers to tackle violence at work

‘Our members do not go to work to be assaulted’ community conference declares

Violence isn’t part of the job, community delegates agree

Delegates declare its time to act as charity, care and housing workers experience assaults

Violence against health workers unacceptable, says UNISON

Commenting on new research published today (Monday) by the TUC that says health employees are the most likely to experience violence at work, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Sadly these figures confirm the evidence from the NHS itself that the level of violence against medical and health care workers is unacceptably high. “It’s especially […]