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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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