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branch website. UNISON represents 2000 staff in the trusts,
including nurses, health care assistants, porters, student nurses,
We negotiate for better pay and conditions, help
individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.
UNISON is Britain's biggest union
representing almost 1.3 million people across the UK's public
Mental Health & Community
Union says move to increase councillors’ allowances by 11%, when budget faces £125m budget cuts, shows they are ‘far removed from what’s happening to local communities’
The Prime Minister and her party have shown once again today that they have nothing new to offer. Her new year’s resolution should be to move aside, and give Labour a chance to govern in the interests of the many, not a dwindling Tory few.
Nominations open on 29 January and end on 2 March
New Year Honours list includes MBEs for members working for the Environment Agency to protect the country from floods
The time of year has come when most people take time off work, spend time with loved ones, relax and recharge their batteries for the year ahead. Yet for many UNISON members and other public servants, Christmas is a continuation of the working year. Instead of eating turkey or Quality Street, many of you will […]
Everyone who worked closely with Cliff will miss his counsel, his support and his commitment – and I know his words “leave it with me, I’ll sort it”, will echo around our union for years to come. All of us who worked with him and laughed with him will miss him. All of us who learned from him and relied on him will miss him. All of us will miss Cliff so, so much.
Being able to feed their families, afford dental treatment, repair their cars or pay off debts are some of the things that health workers could afford if the government gave them a decent pay rise, according to a survey released today (Sunday) by UNISON. UNISON says the findings expose the financial hardship suffered by NHS […]
Nominations will open in January for seats on the union’s seven service group executives, in what will be the first national UNISON election with the option to vote online or by post
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans. Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, […]
Last week at the Treasury select committee, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP answered a question about the cause of poor productivity by implying that the UK’s poor productivity levels were the result of disabled people in the workforce. He said: “It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, […]
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the rise in inflation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation at its highest level in six years, many public service workers are facing a bleak Christmas. “With wages now lagging even further behind the cost of living, the government’s punishing pay cap is pushing families to the brink. It’s […]
Joint letter to Philip Hammond from UNISON, Unite and GMB calls on him to fund ‘a decent pay award’ for school and council staff in this wee’s local government settlement
Different people from different professions and backgrounds, all with different skills, coming together, pooling their resources and their energy for the benefit of all UNISON members and the services they provide. That’s what our union is about when it’s at it’s best. That’s what I saw in Halton today.
The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do
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How KSF affects you
The Knowledge and Skills Framework
Agenda for Change is
the name given to the new national NHS pay and terms and conditions system.
It will introduce new
pay bands and harmonised terms and conditions for NHS workers.
The system has been
negotiated by government health departments and UNISON,
together with other health unions.
UNISON wins dental nurse fee deal
UNISON achieved a major breakthrough in its campaign
to win registration payments for all dental nurses when NHS Direct agreed to
pay Band 4 dental nurses £38 towards the cost of their £96 annual
registration fee to the General Dental Council.
The deal brings such nurses in line with the
arrangements put in place for dental nurses on Band 5 or above through the
multi-year pay deal, which was agreed following a ballot of members in 2008.
UNISON will be looking to build on this agreement with
NHS Direct by pursuing payment of professional clinical registration
allowances for the entire dental nurse workforce across the health service
through negotiations at the NHS Staff Council.
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family members added to the plan during March 2010. Discount is terminated
in the event of the primary applicant and/or the
family member ceasing to remain a policyholder and is not
transferable to the main policyholder.
Wellbeing breaks can provide welcome relief from stress and
respite from difficult circumstances. We can help you
towards the costs of a break,
depending on your financial situation.
For more information contact us on 020 7121 5620 or email
email@example.com or contact your branch
What is a wellbeing break?
The wellbeing break is organised by There for You in
partnership with the Family Holiday Association. It
family holidays and outings (under review in 2013);
get well breaks;
breaks following bereavement or for carer.
Members can arrange a stay in self-catering accommodation,
in a chalet or a caravan at selected UK holiday centres.
Holidays are mainly self-catering, but we may also provide a
small allowance for food and entertainment.
Destinations include UNISON's award-winning Croyde Bay
holiday village in Devon.
Download our wellbeing breaks application form here