National News

June 27th, 2018

The decision taken today (Wednesday) by the board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust to push ahead with the outsourcing of hundreds of staff is reckless and foolhardly, says UNISON.

Responding to the decision, staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust are taking five days...

June 27th, 2018

New data shows bovine TB is on the rise in England, proving that independent meat inspectors are needed more than ever.

The government has just published data showing 4,288 cows had to be slaughtered because of TB in March this year, up from the 3,900 in February, and continuing the...

June 26th, 2018

The planned outsourcing of staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust is not in the interests of staff nor patients, says UNISON.

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the head of the north west NHS Trust outlining some key concerns about the proposal to establish a...

June 25th, 2018

From the very outset, our movement had a dream – healthcare for all, at no cost, available to everyone. Seventy years ago that dream became a reality, with the establishment of the National Health Service.

Fathered by Nye Bevan, but built and maintained by the hands of millions health...

June 25th, 2018

UNISON is fine-tuning its response to the growing back-door privatisation of public services. The union will continue to campaign against outsourcing, while also addressing the needs of its members – existing and new – who suddenly find themselves working for private companies.