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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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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Londoners should exercise ‘common sense’ when dialling 999, says UNISON

London ambulance workers are concerned the service faces breaking point amid increasing 999 calls and numbers of staff hit by ​Covid, says UNISON today (​Friday). The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is now urging the public to ring 999 only for life-threatening emergencies, says UNISON, which represents paramedics and call handlers. The numbers ​of people dialling for help have reached 8,000 during a 24-hour period, compared with 5,500 normally. Hundreds […]

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UNISON survey on greening the NHS

We are currently conducting a short survey of members and branches to find out your views on what UNISON can do to address another urgent issue, the climate emergency. Covid-19 has given us an opportunity to take stock and reassess how you as staff working in the NHS can do things differently. This includes changes […]

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Divide and rule won’t help the economic recovery

Chancellor’s plan is austerity plain and simple Commenting on the Chancellor’s comprehensive spending review today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is austerity plain and simple. A decade of spending cuts left public services exposed when Covid came calling. The government is making the same disastrous mistake again. “Going after the pay of millions will be […]

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Health workers in London urge local MPs to back early pay rise for exhausted staff and to protect the NHS

Hundreds of health staff across London – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are writing to the region’s 73 MPs asking them to back UNISON’s call for NHS staff to get an early pay rise in time for Christmas. Staff employed in hospitals, clinics and ambulance stations across London are urging local politicians to put their case to […]

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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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