National News

February 5th, 2018

UNISON members working at three hospitals in Lancashire are on course for industrial action over plans to outsource their jobs to a new company, set-up and owned by the NHS trust, in May.

Members at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS foundation trust voted to reject the plans and ask...

February 5th, 2018

The new UNISON Lottery has arrived. Relaunched on 1 February, all members can enter the monthly draw for as little as £1 a month and be in with the chance of winning prizes up to £1,000.

It’s also a powerful way to support There for You, the charity for UNISON members.

Every year,...

February 5th, 2018

UNISON’s women’s conference voted against the UK government’s decision to limit child tax credit to the first two children, and the so called ‘rape clause’ which means women who have been raped can apply for exemption by “labelling their child a child of rape”.

UNISON president Margaret...

February 5th, 2018

Over 60,000 people braved freezing temperatures and rain to march in London on Saturday, calling for the NHS to be properly funded.

UNISON members joined other health workers, patients and activists to demand an end to the crisis in the NHS and call on Conservative health secretary Jeremy...

February 4th, 2018

Refuge services for survivors of domestic violence have been decimated by the public-sector funding cuts, UNISON’s women’s conference heard.

Data provided by 131 refuges in 2016 demonstrated that, on one day, 78 women along with their children were turned away from refuges because they...