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 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.
Concerns have been raised by the Royal College of Nursing and Unison that the suspension of work on a national programme of guidance on safe nurse staffing levels may be down to affordability issues.
Several hundred Filipino nurses protested outside the London headquarters of the Daily Mail newspaper on Saturday, following recent coverage of the Victorino Chua case.
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.
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