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UNISON and healthcare
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 is an organisation made up of members and run by members and we make sure that each one of them has a say in how the union is run.
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.
Employers should be allocated funds to pay for the forthcoming new system of checks on nurse competencies in order to stop registrants from being charged through increased registration fees instead, union members have said.
Nurse staffing numbers are at dangerously low levels in places and tools to help calculate safe ratios are failing to work, claimed union members at Unison’s annual healthcare conference this week.
The health effects of 12-hour shifts must be assessed immediately following a growing demand for nurses to work long hours, according to union members.
Union members have voted to investigate the practice of downbanding nurses and other health service workers by trusts looking to make financial savings.
UNISON is the UK’s largest healthcare trade union, but what can it do for you?
As well as joining forces with hundreds of thousands of health care workers, UNISON membership has many benefits.
It might cost less than you think to join UNISON, and there are many benefits.
Gail Adams, UNISON head of nursing
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