Caterers in Lincolnshire hospitals threatened with redundancy

Despite employer making multi-million-pound profits.

Launch of Schools Checklist for September

UNISON, along with some of the other unions in schools, has produced a checklist covering all school settings, including special schools. It’ll help school staff and reps have discussions with school leaders about their plans for safe reopening, and assist them in completing a thorough risk assessment that addresses the issues that concern you. 👇 Schools […]

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise

Public want health pay rise straight away

Academy chain failing to protect staff and pupils, say unions

UNISON and GMB make formal complaint about David Ross Education Trust to Health and Safety Executive National academy chain the David Ross Education Trust has failed to consult staff properly on Covid-19 risk planning ahead of a wider reopening of its schools, say UNISON and GMB today (Tuesday). The unions have made a formal complaint […]

Joint union letters issued to all headteachers, MAT CEOs and Local Authorities

UNISON, NEU, GMB and Unite have sent joint letters centrally to all headteachers, MAT CEOs and Local Authorities in England. The purpose of the letters is to show understanding for the predicament they have been put in by the government and to urge them to work with us to only increase pupil numbers when it […]

A fresh attempt to rescue 98 care jobs in crisis hit care homes across Leicestershire has been launched by UNISON

UNISON has been campaigning against cuts proposed by Leicestershire County Care Ltd that would hit the wages and conditions of employment of 98 staff employed in the 13 former council care homes across Leicestershire. Plans to cut pay of some care workers by 30% together with reductions to holiday, sick pay and maternity benefits were […]

UNISON ensure Lincolnshire student nurses get a fair deal

Student nurses across Lincolnshire have been called up to help in the Covid19 response – never has the healthcare system across the country faced such a significant challenge. However, student nurses who have offered to work as part of the response to the pandemic at St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire were told this would not […]

UNISON Rally celebrates International Nurses Day 2020 across the East Midlands

Celebrations for International Nurses’ Day tomorrow (Tuesday) will have special significance this year during the coronavirus pandemic, says UNISON East Midlands which is staging an online rally with guests from across the world. Members of the public are being encouraged to join the web event tomorrow at 6pm to show their appreciation for every nurse […]

Long Standing UNISON Activist Joins Community Volunteers

After a lifetime working full time in the NHS Lynn Booth decided a bit of ‘me time’ was well overdue so in October 2019 she decided to take advantage of the flexible retirement scheme, reducing her hours to part time. Lynn started work in the NHS in Oxfordshire in 1984 working for the Community Dental […]

Profits Protected as Care Homes Crisis Deepens

Thursday at 8pm the nation turns out to clap in appreciation at the work our essential public sector workers who each day place the interests and safety of our most vulnerable citizens ahead of their own. You will find no more obvious example of selfless public service than that shown by workers in 1000’s of residential care homes across the UK.  Residential care homes are never a destination of choice, but they represent an important part […]