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September 14th, 2018

UNISON’s seventh annual NHS staffing survey takes place next week – and for the first time, it includes workers right across the health service, not just nursing staff.

The aim is to capture a snapshot of what it is like to work in the NHS on a typical day. This year, that day will be...

September 13th, 2018

Ballot papers are being sent out to UNISON higher education members from Friday 14 September.

The union is calling on members to vote ‘yes’ for strike action, as the employers’ offer of 2% for most staff (up to 2.7% for others) is below inflation and doesn’t meet the...

September 10th, 2018

July saw the implementation of the new NHS pay deal in England, negotiated by UNISON and other unions.

The pay deal marked the biggest changes to the NHS pay structure since 2004, when Agenda for Change was introduced.

A lot has already been published about the impact on...

September 10th, 2018

Speaking today (Monday) in the public services debate at the 150th annual Trades Union Congress in Manchester, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:


September 10th, 2018

The government must launch a fresh inquiry into Bright Tribe following new allegations that the troubled multi-academy trust has misused public money, says UNISON today (Monday).

It follows revelations set to be broadcast tonight by BBC’s Panorama programme that Bright...