NHS staff at Newcastle Hospitals win their campaign for fair pay

Following a UNISON led campaign in collaboration with Newcastle Hospitals.

Blog: International Workers’ Memorial Day

International Workers Memorial Day takes place on 28 April each year, it is a day to remember and honour workers who have lost their lives due to work-related accidents or illnesses. It is a time to reflect on the importance of health and safety in the workplace and to renew our commitment to ensuring that […]

NHS dispute widens to cover most parts of England, says UNISON

Including staff working for NHS Blood and Transplant in the North East

Celebrating champions in our colleges – A guest blog post by Maxine Young

On Friday 10 February, UNISON is celebrating Champions in our Colleges day.

Proper pay talks are the solution to disputes, not penalties for staff, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the government announcement about proposed legislation that could penalise public sector workers for taking strike action

It’s Local Service Champions Day, let’s celebrate – a guest blog post by Diane Peacock

Today UNISON celebrate our first-ever Champions Day in local government.

We don’t want ribbons or flags, just respect – A guest blog post by Angela Hamilton

As UNISON’s Year of Disabled Worker comes to a close Angela Hamilton blogs about our achievements but that there is still work to do.

Blog: Black History Month – Guest post by Nicky Ramanandi and Doreen Chananda

October marks Black History Month, a month UNISON has a proud history of supporting, throughout the month we acknowledge the achievements of Black people both past and present and the month also gives us time to focus on how life is for Black people today. We know that discrimination and inequality still exists, and that […]

Graphic with HE pay slogan. We're worth more, we can't afford less.

Blog: Higher Education Pay – We’re worth more, we can’t afford less

Guest blog by Denise Ward and Lorraine Brown As the Northern Region’s representatives on the National Higher Education Service Group Executive, we thought we would let members know why we are recommending a vote for strike action in UNISON’s Higher Education industrial action ballot. The ballot opened on Friday 22 July and will close on […]

Government has ‘made a big mistake’ on pay and missed the chance to turn the NHS around

Commenting on the government’s announcement yesterday that NHS staff in England are to receive a pay rise of £1,400 this year, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Th​e government has made a big mistake. ​This short-sighted decision risks harming the UK’s most cherished institution ​beyond repair. “​Ministers might have shifted their pay position a little, but nowhere near enough. This […]