UNISON wins PPE for ambulance sector

UNISON today won their campaign at a national level to improve the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidance to ensure ambulance workers can wear PPE on every direct patient care job.

Promises of protective equipment alone won’t keep people safe, says UNISON

Promises of personal protective equipment (PPE) alone won’t keep NHS, care, police and other essential workers safe, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as the union urges the Prime Minister to ensure all staff get the protection they need. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to Boris Johnson demanding he takes action to ensure all hospitals, care homes, police […]

Care workers put at risk by lack of face masks and basic safety kit, says UNISON

Social care workers across the country are at breaking point with many being given just plastic aprons and gloves to protect against coronavirus as they support the vulnerable and elderly, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Care workers say some managers are either refusing to issue face masks or not providing training in how to use them, […]

New Coronavirus advice for schools members in England

From today, schools are only open for vulnerable children, and those whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that in England the aim is to provide support in school for an estimated 10% of pupils. The government is clear that any children […]

UNISON signs up to the valued worker scheme with Blyth Valley Academy

The scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.

We stand together on higher education pay and higher education pensions. UNISON Northern Region supports UCU Strike Action

UNISON Northern Higher Education Service Group sends a message of support to UCU in their ongoing strike action for Pay and Pensions. UNISON Northern Higher Education Chair Neil Bellamy Said; “Our members have suffered below inflation pay rises for too long. We fully support our colleagues in UCU in their action on pay and to […]

UNISON achieves victory for low-paid cleaners who were to be outsourced by Middlesbrough Council

Cleaners who feared their pay and pensions would be reduced by being transferred to private firm are celebrating after Middlesbrough Council dropped the plan, says UNISON. The 140 workers – who are among the lowest paid staff at the local authority – were told their jobs were to be outsourced to a number of contractors. […]

Unions REJECT local government pay offer

The three unions have now called on the local government employers to think again and come up with a better offer so talks can continue as soon as possible.

Hartlepool College commits to TUC’s Dying to Work Charter

The Dying to Work campaign is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers.

Gateshead UNISON celebrates their longest serving member

Gateshead UNISON branch have reached out to their longest serving member to thank them for their dedicated service.