Health & Safety Live

9 – 12 March 2021 Online A series of events, under the collective name of “Health & Safety Live”. These will include a number of speakers, including the new UNISON General Secretary, Christina McAnea, and Shelly Asquith, the TUC’s lead officer on health & safety. It will also include workshops and other interactive sessions These […]

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Union safety reps are saving lives in the pandemic

We always knew unionised jobs were safer: statistically, workplaces with a recognised trade union report half as many injuries. The Covid crisis has shown how much this is the case. All too often, bosses and the government have not provided enough protection – and it’s only down to our collective organising that conditions at work are improved. From winning sick pay to improving […]

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Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say health unions

Celebrities back call for wage increase Football pundit Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand and Hollywood star David Oyelowo are among celebrities backing a fair pay campaign launched today (Monday) by health unions. To mark International Thank You Day, the 14 unions are urging the public to use social media to champion the vital work of […]

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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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