National News

July 9th, 2018

It was a pleasure as always to address our Labour Link Forum in Newcastle last week. The Forum is a great event, an opportunity to plan how we take UNISON’s policies into the Labour Party and the manifesto of the next Labour government.

I want to see that Labour government so much. Eight...

July 6th, 2018


Friday 6 July 2018
For immediate release

Hospital trust drops plans to outsource NHS staff to private company

 A hospital trust has reversed its decision to outsource NHS staff to a subsidiary – or ‘subco’ – company, UNISON has...

July 6th, 2018

“Children and family social work has always been a challenging and busy field, however after 20 years in it I feel I can say that I have never seen things this bad.”

Kerie Anne is a UNISON member living in London, and her view is shared by many social workers who speak to UNISON –  they...

July 5th, 2018

Today, our union and our whole country celebrates the 70th birthday of our NHS.

I’m so proud to see UNISON members – both those who work in our health service, and those who rely on it – leading the celebrations in hospitals and communities across the country.

Our union is so proud...

July 4th, 2018

At one minute past midnight on 5 July 1948, Aneira Thomas was born. She wasn’t just any new baby, she was the first baby to be born in the NHS.

Aneira would be forever linked to the NHS. She grew up to work for the organisation itself as a mental health nurse, and to be a member of the...