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September 3rd, 2018

Salisbury NHS trust has become the latest to try to transfer its support staff to a wholly owned subsidiary private company – and UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has called on it to think again over the plans.

Staff at Salisbury District Hospital learned of the proposals today, in a...

August 31st, 2018

Think of August and you might well conjure up images of the seaside, country walks, ice cream, sunshine and holidays. And last month certainly continued the heatwave that started in July – but there was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work...

August 31st, 2018

After negotiating a pay rise for staff who are directly employed by the NHS in England, UNISON is now leading the campaign to ensure the same pay rise is implemented for those staff who work in the health service but are employed by contractors and wholly owned subsidiaries.

In July,...

August 29th, 2018

UNISON is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly owned subsidiary company.

The call came as union members made their “anger, worry and disappointment” clear in a meeting with the union and Middlesbrough MP Andy...

August 29th, 2018

Today, more than fifty UNISON home care workers from Birmingham visited the UNISON centre. It was a pleasure to meet them and talk with them about the strike action they’re taking to defend their jobs and their pay.

Their fight for decency has been long and hard. Today was their 17th day...

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