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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.
Nurses and other NHS workers in Wales from Unison have voted to go on strike, after the Welsh Government rejected a blanket 1% increase in salaries for all staff.
More than half of nurses and midwives say lack of time and resources negatively affects their ability to carry out their role to a high standard, according to a major survey commissioned by unions.
Nurses who went on strike today say they hope their action has raised public awareness of the dangers posed to the health service of failing to give staff a real terms pay rise.
Live updates, news and analysis from the first nursing strike over pay in 32 years and the first ever midwife strike
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
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