Blog: Crisis in social care

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

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.

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

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.

UNISON and Darlington Council sign new apprenticeship agreement

UNISON is delighted to sign a Local Apprenticeship Agreement with Darlington Borough Council. This recognises the high quality apprenticeship scheme implemented by the Labour-led council.

UNISON stops unfair DBS charges for NHS workers

UNISON members across NTW NHS Trust took part in a long campaign against the Trust’s plans to introduce DBS charges for staff.

Blog: The future of school funding

UNISON Northern is supporting a petition calling for a debate in parliament on the future of school funding. You will find the link at the end of this post. UNISON represents thousands of school support staff across the Region and those members do fantastic work to help children learn, keep them safe and healthy and […]