How to support Ukraine

UNISON is working with the international trade union movement to mobilise support for those affected by the war in Ukraine – and branches and members can help too No one can fail to be moved by the scenes of terrified civilians taking shelter underground or of the hundreds of thousands of women and children desperately […]

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Miserly government NHS pay proposal won’t clear the backlog or help patients, says UNISON

Pay proposal is a wage cut in all but name Commenting on the government’s submission today (Wednesday) to the NHS pay review body recommending a ​maximum pay rise of 3% this year for health workers in England, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This tight-fisted proposal ​falls well short of rising costs and staff hopes​. It’s barely half the […]

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Jab backdown the right thing to do, but the damage has already been done, says UNISON

These ill-thought-out rules have worsened the staffing crisis hampering the NHS and social care and caused significant upset. Commenting on the announcement yesterday (Monday) that the government is to scrap the rules for mandatory vaccination in health and care in England, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This was the right thing to do. But it […]

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