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UNISON Members Stand Up For Health & Safety Across Lincolnshire NHS

A key part of the national pandemic response is to get as many people as possible to work from home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and in our workplaces. Nowhere is this more important than in our NHS – where we must safeguard our front-line, patient facing staff from […]

NHS organisations must be honest with staff over PPE stocks, says UNISON

New Public Health England guidelines have watered down the level of protection needed for front line health staff battling the Covid-19 epidemic. Staff will be told they can now use plastic aprons rather than full-length gowns, when there are shortages. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “These are absolute worst case scenario measures, which staff […]

Speaking up for our members: “Thank You”

As the nation prepares to clap for carers – including health and other key workers – UNISON is speaking up for our members with national and local newspaper ads. The ads thank UNISON members for the extraordinary work they are doing to fight coronavirus. As the public continues to pay tribute to health, care and […]

#ClapForOurCarers

This is the weekly expression of public support for public service workers in recognition on their amazing contribution through the Covid crisis. Dozens of emergency service workers visited hospitals across Leicester and the county to applaud the work of the NHS. At Leicester Royal Infirmary, police cars, fire engines and ambulances flashed their blue lights at 8 pm while officers and crews joined in the […]

Tribute to UNISON Member Natalie Keetley – Nottingham City

Natalie Keetley wanted to be a lifeguard from a young age and at 21 she made it after landing her dream job with Nottingham City Council starting work at John Carroll Sports Centre.  It wasn’t long before her drive and enthusiasm opened doors to new opportunities which she grabbed with both hands. She excelled in her role. Centre Attendant soon became Swim Teacher on top of which she qualified as a National […]

Reaching Out & Staying In Touch

The Coronavirus Pandemic is the biggest threat our Country, our lives and our economy have faced since the Second World War. Everyone has been affected by the current restrictions which are keeping us safe, if not quite so sane. We are working hard at all levels of the union to keep our people safe in work and […]

Care Packages Delivered Across Northamptonshire

UNISON ensure amazing NHS staff risking their lives on front line receive thousands of care packages across Northamptonshire UNISON Northamptonshire Health Workers Branch has been busy dealing with a high volume of member queries during the COVID19 crisis. Speaking to members every day we know the challengingsituations you have been facing. The branch has taken […]

NEWS for E.ON Members

Securing safe systems of work and winning improved terms for Furloughed workers has been keeping UNISON Lead Representatives extremely busy during this difficult unprecedented period. We have a daily meeting with management to raise concerns and issues on behalf of our members, like who needs to come into work because their role is essential and who can and should be […]

UNISON wins fair pay battle at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

During the COVID19 crisis United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust proposed to employ catering and cleaning staff on the national minimum wage. The UNISON branch at the trust immediately raised its opposition after reading the story in the local press. The NHS and UNISON agree rates of pay nationally to ensure fair pay for all staff […]

Summer Training Programme Cancelled  

Regional training courses have been cancelled through to the end of July following Government Covid-19 advice restricting groups of people.  We hope to deliver a full programme of courses from September onwards. Please be assured we are working with our tutors and venues to increase the availability of places in our Autumn programme.  The UNISON website also provides links to a variety of online […]