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.

Additional money for social care must be used to support staff who self-isolate, says UNISON 

Christina McAnea says employers must use extra infection control cash to support staff

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
Heads and shoulders portrait of Roger McKenzie

Blog: The importance of Black people standing up for their rights

The UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us all of what is at stake in the fight against racism

Blogs, News on the UNISON National site.

‘It’s a relief, a light at the end of the tunnel’ – young women and the vaccine

With vaccine hesitancy high among young women, UNISON members reassure others that there’s nothing to fear

Article on the UNISON National site.

The unsung key workers

The past 12 months of pandemic would have been very different without UNISON members keeping bus stations open and water in our homes

The second wave

After a year spent fighting COVID-19 on the wards, NHS nurses are ‘running on empty’

Long COVID: ‘It’s frightening not knowing where this will end up’

Long COVID is having a devastating effect on the lives of many UNISON members. Assistant equality officer Haifa Rashed reports on how the union is responding