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UNISON vows to stand up for members over ‘savings’ review

Union presents interim research into Carter Review recommendations on English NHS as health conference opens

News on the UNISON National site.

NHS exploiting apprentices through low pay, warns UNISON

Many hospitals are treating apprentices as cheap labour by routinely paying them the minimum wage, even though they often do exactly the same jobs as colleagues earning considerably more, according to a UNISON report published today (Sunday). More than a third of employers across the NHS are hiring apprentices at the statutory minimum of £3.30 […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe

UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June. The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s governing NEC, and follows an extensive UK-wide consultation and survey across UNISON’s branches. The fear […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes halt to mental health trust’s pension sacrifice plan

Trust’s management withdraws plans to offer more pay to nurses if they sacrifice pension contributions

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Privatisation: one of the greatest scourges of our NHS

Our union has always fought to defend our publicly-funded health service, free at the point of delivery. As long as that is under threat, we have to make sure the government hear our voices loudly and clearly – not just on World Health Day, but all year round.

General Secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Celebrating our health heroes

National Skills Academy for Health director Candace Miller explains how it supports and celebrates healthcare support workers

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Mental health services in dire state, says UNISON

Responding to the report of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The provision of mental health services in this country is in a dire state. “It is hard to imagine how much worse things can get when children are being sent far away from their families because of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
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Government plans to attack redundancy agreements

The government is launching a new attack on redundancy terms, which could affect workers with a long-service record

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Dave Prentis takes UNISON support to doctors’ picket lines

General secretary offers support to BMA action on visit to pickets at his local hospital in north London

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON warns outsourcing will not solve NHS financial problems

Responding to the Carter Review on NHS operational productivity UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Of course every effort should be made to cut waste and inefficiency in the NHS and to make economies of scale where possible. “Repealing the Health and Social Care Act would be a good first step. The legislation has not […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.