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Join us at Durham Miners’ Gala

The 135th Durham Miners’ Gala takes place on Saturday 13 July The Gala is the biggest Labour Movement event in Europe and this year one of the key speakers is Dave Prentis, General Secretary so we want to see a huge wave of UNISON members showing their support. UNISON members and their families are asked […]

UNISON launches pension ballot in Nothumbria NHS subsidiary

Yesterday (Monday 24 June) saw the launch of a consultative ballot for UNISON members working in Northumbria Health Facilities Management Ltd (NHFML) who are a wholly owned subsidiary company of Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust.  The trust have been consulting with staff for the past 12 months on a change in pension provider to apply […]

National Delegates Conference Newssheets

You can keep up to date on the conference latest by downloading our news sheets below. Issue 4 Friday 21 June           Issue 3 Thursday 20 June      Issue 2 Wednesday 19 June  Issue 1 Tuesday 18 June      

Get help with the cost of school uniforms

The union’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a limited fund to help members on low incomes towards the costs of school uniform through a one-off payment of £40.

South Tees hospital workers to be balloted over industrial action

UNISON is to ask workers at South Tees Hospital Trust if they would be prepared to take industrial action in a dispute over unpaid wages. For more than a decade workers in the Trust’s sterile services unit – who clean, sterilise and repackage surgical instruments – have missed out on holiday payments due to a […]

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Pay Up Now – For Higher Education

For many years university pay has not kept up. Not kept up with the cost of your bills, the cost of your rent or mortgage – nor the pay rises awarded to Vice Chancellors. You deserve a pay rise and UNISON is campaigning for a real pay rise, that both keeps up with inflation and […]

Good Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

The UNISON Bridges to Learning project brought together front-line public service workers in Durham this week. The professional development conference was for UNISON members in the health, social care and education sectors and aimed to: explore issues around mental health in the workplace; to outline how important good mental health is; offer some strategies to […]

Blog: UNISON – Biggest, Boldest, Best

UNISON has shown the true value of union membership through the campaigning and representation of our members. Last year we celebrated 25 years of UNISON and we announced that not only are we the biggest public sector trade union – but the biggest overall union in the UK. We worked hard to recruit new members […]

UNISON and Darlington Council sign new apprenticeship agreement

With the squeeze on access to education and the scarcity of secure employment, working people have found it much harder to find decent, well-paid jobs with a guarantee of ongoing training and career development. UNISON has, therefore, been delighted to sign a Local Apprenticeship Agreement with Darlington Borough Council which recognises the high quality apprenticeship […]

UNISON stops unfair DBS charges for NHS workers

UNISON members across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust (NTW) took part in a long campaign against the Trust’s plans to introduce Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) charges for staff. It is compulsory for most NHS staff to have a criminal record check using the Disclosure and Barring Service and the costs were previously met […]