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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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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.

UNISON campaigns are a genuine force for change

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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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Health unions set date for industrial action ballot over NHS pay

Four health unions have announced they are going to ballot their members for industrial action over NHS pay.

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June 5 2014 pay protest

Midwives consider strike over pay

The Royal College of Midwives is consulting its members on whether to launch industrial action in response to the government’s offer on NHS pay, in a move that could pave the way for strike action.

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Plans to down-band Swindon theatre practitioners withdrawn

Union leaders are claiming victory after Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust withdrew plans to down-band operating theatre staff.

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Unison votes in favour of ballot over pay action

Members of Unison have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ballot on industrial action, including striking, over the government’s pay offer for NHS staff.

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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.

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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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