Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS

A no-deal Brexit could devastate the NHS and social care. And if this government goes ahead with it, health and care workers will be on the frontline

UNISON’s Clare Williams features in new Show Racism the Red Card film

UNISON is proud to work with Show Racism the Red Card and we are pleased to have been able to participate in the new film which features UNISON Assistant General Secretary Roger Mackenzie and Regional Secretary Clare Williams.  

Blog: Police and Crime Commissioner For Northumbria – Guest post by Kim McGuinness

On 19 July I was honoured to have been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and one of the most enabling factors in this was my union, UNISON.

South Tyneside workers and public support local food bank

Thanks to the generosity of the staff and members of the public they were able to donate over £200 worth of food to the food bank in South Tyneside.

UNISON brokers pension breakthrough for low-paid health workers

Hundreds of outsourced porters, catering, domestic and security staff in Northumbria are to get the same pension as NHS workers after a year of negotiations

Blog: Interview with UNISON President Josie Bird

For this blog Paul Riley our Digital Lead caught up with the newly elected UNISON President, Josie Bird. PR: Thanks for joining us Josie, congratulations on being elected UNISON’s President for the next 12 months, have you had a busy first week? JB: Well it actually hasn’t been that busy yet, I got home from […]

Blog: Stonewall 50 years on – Guest post by Craig and Sophie

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. A milestone in LGBT+ history when people began the fight back against societal and legislative oppression and bigotry. A lot has happened in the 50 years that have passed.  Homosexuality has been decriminalised in many countries around the world, 139 countries/states since 1969 alone. Protection from […]

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

UNISON has launched 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.

Blog: Crisis in social care

Clare Williams talks about the crisis in social care following the results of a UNISON survey published last week.