Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON

Commenting on Labour’s call for care workers to be paid at least the real living wage and for the prime minister to make good on his promise to fix social care, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today: “Care workers perform skilled word day-in, day-out, looking after the most vulnerable people in society. “Their […]

NHS workers in the North East of England call on government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON

Health staff across the North East of England – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations […]

School staff must be allowed to wear masks for safe reopening, says UNISON

It’s still unclear why government guidance won’t allow them, when they’re recommended for other workplaces.

UNISON local government staff accept new pay deal

UNISON council workers have today agreed to accept a 2.75% pay offer for this year.

UNISON Success, North East Ambulance Service will no longer use Chlor Clean

UNISON has been greatly concerned by the health impacts some of our members have experienced as a result of the cleaning product used to clean North East Ambulance Service vehicle

UNISON wins Access to Work victory

Union pressure sees government make changes to scheme to help disabled people working from home in the pandemic

Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England, says UNISON    

Parents and staff are still confused over the wearing of face coverings in schools

Sunderland members give out 3,000 gift packs to local government workers

‘We’re looking after the people who are looking after the people’

Public want NHS staff to get early and significant pay rise, says UNISON/Savanta ComRes poll 

A majority of the public (69%) think all NHS staff should get an early pay rise before the end of this year

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise, say health unions

Public want health pay rise straight away