Margaret McKee portrait head and shoulders

Conference demands full inquiry into the handling of the pandemic

Major debate looks at the Westminster government’s COVID record, from procurement of PPE to the impact on Black workers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘This level of care is beyond my comprehension’

Poet and author Michael Rosen recalls the NHS staff who helped him survive COVID-19

Gloved hand holding vial of COVID-19 vaccine

UNISON endorses Labour’s call for an international vaccine plan

Emily Thornberry says we have to plan now to ensure the world is safe in the future – and a patent waiver should only be the start

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Unions call on secondary schools and colleges to retain masks

UNISON joins other education unions in England to put the case for continuing use of face coverings by staff and children

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Invest in NHS staff or waiting lists won’t shorten, says UNISON  

The backlog is overwhelming and will take years to clear.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
UNISON mental health matters graphic

UNISON introduces new mental health bargaining guide

‘Unless policies are put in place, increased home working and pressures placed on staff are liable to act as detonators of mental health problems for those delivering vital public services’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON wins U-turn over hospital parking charges

West Midlands trust criticised for reimposing parking charges that were meant to be free during the pandemic

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Poetry and the pandemic

A UNISON competition to explore 2020 in verse proved to be a big success

Mail-in ballots can help in the pandemic

With COVID-19 still a major concern, it makes sense to avoid crowding and lengthy queues at polling stations

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Gloved hand holding vial of COVID-19 vaccine

HE employers and unions unite to encourage vaccination uptake

Joint statement also calls for all employers in the sector to give paid time off if vaccinations cannot be made in working hours

Article, News on the UNISON National site.