Government must reassure anxious NHS staff about equipment concerns, says UNISON

The government must win back the confidence of NHS and social care staff amid growing anxiety over protective kit shortages, says UNISON today (Wednesday). A letter from the union to health secretary Matt Hancock urges the government to step up communication with health workers. It says widespread confusion exists over what personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

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The latest from the pension age discrimination ruling

Recent declarations at Employment Tribunals, following a court ruling that found the public sector pension protections to be discriminatory, are set to have implications across the public sector including the NHS. In December 2018 it was determined that the transitional protections introduced as part of the 2015 changes to the judges’ and fire fighters’ pension […]

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NHSE reviewing patient transport contracting after string of failures

NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures. Simon Stevens last week told the Healthwatch annual conference in Birmingham that the probe, expected to last a year, would act on concerns raised by patients. Clinical commissioning groups commission […]

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NHS Pension Scheme

NHS Pension Scheme – Age discrimination judgement A legal case taken by the firefighters and judges has found that the transitional protections introduced as part of the 2015 changes to their respective pension schemes were discriminatory based on age. There is a likely read across of this judgement to the other public sector pension schemes, […]

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National Labour Link Committee

Election of Greater London Regional Seat Why we nominated our branch rep Pete Hannell in UNISON London Labour Link elections: Pete is a longstanding trade union activist and defender of the NHS. He has helped 100’s of branch members over the years. We want more rank and file union members such as Pete representing UNISON […]

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Young Members Officer

Your young members’ officer is there to work with other branch officers, and to act as an organiser, recruiting and encouraging participation by young workers. They will also play a big part in setting up activities with the branch on issues relevant to young workers. UNISON has around 63,000 young members. If you are a […]

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We need a maximum safe working temperature

UNISON backs Labour plans to legislate on excessive heat in the workplace UNISON has welcomed Labour’s pledge to legislate for a maximum safe working temperature, with legal safeguards to help workers stay cool. The party revealed plans today for changes to law recruiting employer to put effective measures in place if the workplace temperature gets […]

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Offers for UNISON members

We want to say thank you to our existing members as we Go for Growth – and welcome the new recruits who sign up this month. So once more, we’ve negotiated some time-limited special offers that’ll get you money off, just for being a UNISON member. These will run throughout May and include money-saving offers […]

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