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UNISON and healthcare

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis with health secretary Alan Johnson

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UNISON is the largest union in the NHS and this gives us a unique opportunity to get our members voices heard right at the heart of government.

UNISON ensures that everyone has a say in union policy

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In addition to its role of representing members in the workplace, UNISON is an effective campaigning organisation when our members and the union work together to make a real difference.

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Survey finds NHS staff feel ‘undervalued’ and ‘overwhelmed’

Nurses have spoken out about pressure and stress at work as part of a union report, which suggests around two thirds of NHS workers are seriously considering leaving their jobs.

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Exclusive: Nursing director recruitment crisis 'hugely worrying'

Trusts across England are taking months to fill permanent board-level nursing posts, sparking concerns about the future leadership of the profession, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.

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Treasury says some public sector workers could be denied 1% pay rise

Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be “no expectation” that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1% ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay. 

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Time may be called on current unsocial hours cut-offs

Nurses may in future only get premium pay rates for working after 10pm and could lose them altogether for shifts on Saturdays, under proposals being looked at by ministers.

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UNISON is the UK’s largest healthcare trade union

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UNISON is the UK’s largest healthcare trade union, but what can it do for you?

Joining UNISON has many benefits

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As well as joining forces with hundreds of thousands of health care workers, UNISON membership has many benefits.

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It might cost less than you think to join UNISON, and there are many benefits.

Gail Adams, UNISON head of nursing

HCA apprentice schemes are expected to help economic recovery

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As part of its strategy to prepare the country for economic recovery, the government is increasing opportunities for apprenticeships in health care, says Dave Godson


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