Ambulance workplace culture needs to change, says UNISON

Commenting on the findings of the independent review of the culture in ambulance services published on February 15th, UNISON acting head of health Helga Pile said: “All too often ambulance workers are expected to be superhuman and put up with whatever is thrown at them. “But the reality is that there’s a huge personal cost if employees are […]

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A proper pay rise. The right banding. A shorter working week. That’s what UNISON members want and it’s what NHS staff deserve.

Your next pay rise should be due on 1 April 2024 and if we don’tsee action from the government in time, we must stand ready to respond.  The NHS is in a staffing emergency with over 100,000 vacancies, spiralling workloads and a record patient backlog. You know that meagre pay awards from the government and […]

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Decent NHS pay rise is crucial if both the workforce and the economy are to grow, say health unions

Proper investment in NHS staff is essential for both the UK’s economic success and if there’s to be any hope of filling record staff vacancies, health unions say today (Friday). A new report, compiled on behalf of 14 unions representing more than a million health workers in England, makes clear rebuilding the NHS workforce will […]

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Put pay right and start to solve the NHS’ many problems, says UNISON

A proper pay rise for NHS staff in England this year is essential if there is to be any hope of filling the huge vacancies hole and stopping waiting lists from spiralling, says UNISON today (Friday).   The union – representing ambulance workers, nurses, cleaners, medical secretaries, occupational therapists, porters and a whole host of other […]

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Winter fuel grants

Worried about your winter fuel bill? There for You has a limited fund to offer one-off £200 grants to UNISON members on a low income. Applications will open twice on Wednesday 24 January, at 8.30am and 5pm. The online form will appear on this page. Recent grant applications have been extremely popular and closed within […]

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Government must hold NHS pay talks early in the new year, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the government issuing pay review body remit letters Commenting on the government issuing of remits to the pay review bodies today (Wednesday), which effectively start the NHS pay setting process for next year, UNISON acting head of health Helga Pile said: “The government is in danger of ignoring the lessons from last winter’s NHS dispute. […]

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LAS UNISON Branch donates £10k to There For You

At our branch meeting this week, we unanimously voted to donate £10,000 to UNISON’s welfare fund – There For You To apply for financial assistance, please follow the link above. In a cost of living crisis, we understand that times are harder for everyone than ever before. Your union is here to support you.

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New functional skills courses announced

FREE tuition and qualification for Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics   This is available to any UNISON member who does not have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics and wants to enter any higher/degree education course, including Cumbria University. •Times – Sessions between 09.30 to 15.30. • Up to 6 […]

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