UNISON set to ballot NHS workers for strike action

Letters advising more than two hundred NHS employers across England that health staff, including paramedics, midwives, theatre staff, occupational therapists, porters and nurses, are to be balloted for strike action have been sent, says UNISON. Strike ballots for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are due to begin on 27 October and the union says this […]

NHS workers keep cool thanks to UNISON

As temperatures reached unprecedented levels across the UK, UNISON East Midlands were busy keeping our NHS heroes cool. On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July, UNISON East Midlands despatched ice cream vans to some of the biggest hospitals in the region to give our hardworking NHS workers some respite from the heatwave gripping the country. […]

East Midlands members demand the government puts NHS pay right

Members across the East Midlands are joining the campaign to Put NHS Pay Right Together, we are calling for a proper NHS pay rise that beats inflation, makes good on decades of pay cuts and makes sure hardworking, dedicated, but exhausted staff, aren’t forced out of our NHS. Right now, the workforce is in crisis. […]

UNISON health members deliver damning verdict on government’s 3% increase

Health workers in England – angry that rising costs have already wiped out their recent pay rise – have voted to oppose the government over the 3% increase, says UNISON today (Monday). Publishing the results of a consultation exercise that ran over the summer, UNISON says the overwhelming majority (80%) of health workers are not happy with the […]