Covid Crisis: Essential role school support staff play

Families rely so much on local schools it’s only really when they close do we realise their full value not just to our children but families and the wider community.  The East Midlands has 2060 schools and 75,000 school support staff who are at the heart of our local community something we should certainly celebrate alongside our caring services and the NHS.    UNISON has been working hard supporting members working in schools […]

Protect working people

Whether you work in the NHS, Social Care, a local School, or one of the many jobs the make up the wider public sector workforce now is a challenging time for you.  Across the East Midlands UNISON is the public service workers union here to help you and your families when you need us. Always at the […]

UNISON Power E.ON Members Update

Many of us are now working from home, and this brings a number of health, safety and wellbeing issues with it. We have been contacted by members who are experiencing musculoskeletal issues, mainly relating to their backs, due to inadequate seating. We have asked the company to make office chairs available to those who need […]

Clap For Our Carers

UNISON is backing a campaign encouraging everyone across the country to join a mass round of applause to show their appreciation for all those working in vital roles supporting the public through the Coronavirus. The Clap for Our Carers campaign is asking for as many people as possible to clap their hands together, Thursday 26 March […]

Branch of the Year Awards 2019

On Friday 7 February 2020 UNISON East Midlands celebrated all our hard working branch officers and activists at the annual Branch of the Year Awards. Congratulations to all our branches who were nominated and to our winners, details can be found below; Best Recruiting Small Branch – University of Leicester Best Recruiting Large Branch  – […]

NHS services in Nottingham at breaking point

Official figures for NHS waiting times in Nottingham show services are at “breaking point”, says UNISON New figures show patients in Nottingham are waiting longer to be treated in A&E than many other parts of the country, while the number who leave without treatment is almost five times the national average. Data released by NHS […]

Full house for Nottingham premiere of NHS cuts film

Full house for UNISON and Nottingham Keep Our NHS Public Nottingham premiere of NHS cuts film  UNISON Nottinghamshire Healthcare and Unison Nottingham University Hospitals Trust Branches successfully co-launched ‘Under the Knife’ during the week of 14 October  – a hard-hitting documentary, narrated by award-winning actor Alison Steadman, which looks at how the NHS is struggling […]

UNISON Success on cuts to car parking charges for all NHS staff in Lincolnshire 

Car parking charges to be cut for all NHS staff in Lincolnshire  Staff at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust are to benefit from cheaper parking from next April, following an agreement reached with UNISON. The cost of parking at Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital Boston and County Hospital Louth is to be halved from next spring after a year-long […]

NHS 71st birthday! East Midlands Big Birthday Bash

NHS big birthday bash to be celebrated across the East Midlands Celebrations to mark the 71st birthday of the NHS are due to take place in hospitals across the East Midlands next week to thank NHS staff for the work they do all year round, says UNISON. Members of the public are being encouraged to […]

Around the Region in 80 events

Around 80 learning events have taken place workplaces all over the East Midlands thanks to a network of dedicated Union Learning Reps and Organisers.  The activities including Menopause talks, card making, celebrations of achievement, Vegan food tasting, language skills, distance learning course enrolment, and much more were organised to celebrate Learning at Work Week, an […]