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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.
A vigil to highlight the “plight” of the NHS will be held in the evening of November 20, the day before the second reading of a private member’s bill aimed at “rolling back” privatisation.
Unison in Wales has announced that it has decided to suspend industrial action by its NHS members planned for next week, after ministers put forward fresh proposals on pay.
Human resources managers in the NHS have signaled their desire for an end to pay restraint in the health service, with nearly half calling for NHS staff to receive a pay rise in line with inflation in 2015-16.
The NHS is to face a second day of strike action, as unions continue their dispute with the government over health service pay.
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