Letter to Secretary of State for Transport from London NHS Partnership

Dear Secretary of State We are writing to you as representatives of 435,000 health and care staff that live and work in our capital regarding the proposed support package for Transport for London currently being negotiated between your Department and the Mayor of London. We are very concerned that the types of conditions currently being […]

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World Menopause Day

This Sunday, 18 October, is World Menopause Day. This day is to raise awareness of the health issues women face when approaching, during and beyond the menopause. As the union of a million women in public services, we take the menopause seriously. It’s a workplace issue – nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women are […]

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UNISON webinar: HCPC – A Conversation With Your Regulator

20 October 2020 6:00pm–7:00pm Online HCPC-registered UNISON members and branch activists are invited to attend UNISON’s webinar: “HCPC – a Conversation with your Regulator” on 20th October from 6pm-7pm. What do you want your regulator to do for you? The Health and Care Professions Council wants to hear from you. This is an opportunity for […]

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LAS UNISON Snoods

LAS UNISON Snoods have arrived! If you would like one, then speak to your local rep. How will you wear your LAS UNISON snood?                   It is important to remember that face coverings are not personal protective equipment (PPE).  They are not designed to protect the wearer […]

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NHS Pension Scheme – Age Discrimination

Ambulance update The government has now issued their consultation on correcting the unlawful age discrimination that was identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. The consultation sets out two possible mechanisms for correcting the discrimination, an immediate choice exercise and a deferred choice underpin. Each […]

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UNISON London ambulance staff raise thousands for frontline workers

Sales of a commemorative badge created by two UNISON London Ambulance Service (LAS) staff have raised more than £50,000 for charities providing mental health and financial support to frontline staff, says the union today (Monday 27 July). Jason Clelland, an emergency medical technician and UNISON rep, and incident response officer Matt James, designed the badge […]

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Time to give a fair pay rise to all public service workers

Investment in staff and public services will boost the economy Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that around 900,000 public service workers – including teachers, police and the armed forces – will get a backdated pay increase, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today (Tuesday): “The dedication and hugely important part played by all NHS, care, council, police […]

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Step up, stand up and speak out against racism

The murder of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities has focused attention on inequality and racism. UNISON head of equality Gloria Mills looks at the union’s role The murder of George Floyd in the US and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities in the UK have focused attention […]

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