NEC pays tribute to Eric Roberts

‘We should make Eric proud by continuing on in the union – let’s make and keep this the best union’ “Eric Roberts was our president – and he was someone who looked after people. He was a friend and he was more than a friend to so many of us,” a sombre UNISON executive heard this morning. (7 Dec) General secretary Dave Prentis opened the London meeting with a tribute…






Paramedic Banding Update – Band 6 Profile Publication

Joint Ambulance Trade Union Statement 15 November 2016 Paramedic banding update – Band 6 profile publication In September we announced that the NHS Staff Council had agreed to publish a new Band 6 paramedic profile along with technical guidance from JEG to help local matching panels evaluate their current paramedic roles. It has taken a little longer than hoped but we are very pleased to welcome the publication the profile…






Young Workers Month

November is young workers’ month! We will be aiming to raise the profile of young workers and young UNISON members by recruiting and organising them to help us win better working conditions and build an even stronger union. UNISON survey: bullying and harassment of young workers 2016 Take our survey now by clicking here This survey is open to all young workers (not just UNISON members) under the age of…






Paramedic Banding – Joint Trade Union Statement

Joint Ambulance Trade Union Statement 19 September 2016 Paramedic banding update For the last 18 months, UNISON, GMB and Unite, 3 of the trade unions representing the majority of ambulance workers, have been engaged in discussions with employers looking at problems with recruitment and retention of ambulance staff – importantly the banding of paramedics. In June 2016, we wrote to you with the results from our indicative ballots of ambulance…






Time to Talk about Pay

Preparation for new pay round gets underway Following the miserly 1% award for all NHS staff in 2016/17, UNISON’s health conference set out a clear strategy for the union’s pay campaign in the coming year. This includes:  campaigning for a change of pay policy to allow a fairer deal for hard-working NHS staff  making the case for a £10ph minimum, £1 an hour increase for all, and levelling…






Welcome to UNISON Living

There’s something we don’t always make clear, here at UNISON. We’re always working on your rights at work and looking after you in the workplace, but what we don’t often say as loudly, is that we care what happens to you after work too. Membership of UNISON doesn’t just get you support at work when you need it most, it also gets you access to a range of exclusive deals…






Do you know a health hero?

Our Health Heroes awards launched during One Team for Patient Care week of action Do you know a support worker in the NHS who deserves national recognition for their dedication? Perhaps you’re one yourself? Then the Our Health Heroes awards, launched this week by UNISON, in partnership with Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health could be just the thing for you. They recognise and promote the significant…






You’ll never walk alone with Eric

Eric Roberts looks forward to a year as the president of ‘the best union in the country’ It’s been a long and winding road, but for new UNISON president Eric Roberts, the journey from mending the Beatles’ drums to being the leading lay member of the “best union in the country” gives him the opportunity to be an ambassador who’ll make the members feel good about themselves and their union….






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