UNISON General Secretary Nomination

No Going Back To Normal

Thousands of key workers died during the pandemic looking after us. In the public services nurses, care workers, cleaners and more made the ultimate sacrifice to help others. This was all the more heart-breaking because for years before COVID-19, these public service workers have been undervalued, underpaid and mainly invisible. Years of neglect made the […]

Victory for UNISON! Members delighted at University of Sheffield’s U-turn on threat to fire and rehire entire staff

Members of UNISON at the University of Sheffield today celebrated after senior managers announced a dramatic U-turn by rescinding their threat to fire & rehire 8,000 members of staff. The move comes after seven weeks of campaigning from the trade union UNISON, who represent non-academic staff on campus. UNISON was angered by the issuing of […]

Care staff employed by charity threatened with £7,000 pay cut

​Around 120 care workers at charity St Anne’s face massive pay cuts, loss of annual leave and increased pension payments being imposed by managers. The front-line carers, who have worked throughout the pandemic putting their lives at risk, have been told they must sign up to the cuts by July 10 or face being sacked […]

Return to work – Protect your colleagues #BeOnTheSafeSide

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the game for everyone when it comes to protecting yourself and your colleagues in the workplace. As the government moves to ease lockdown restrictions with the wider opening of schools and offices, UNISON is pushing for all employers to do everything possible to keep staff in their workplaces safe and healthy. […]

Overseas workers contribution to the NHS book published

UNISON is delighted to launch a book which it commissioned to celebrate the contribution made by migrant workers who have travelled to this country to work in our NHS. Entitled “Overseas Workers contribution to the NHS in Hull and East Yorkshire” it is launched to coincide with the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on Sunday 5th July.

UNISON Doncaster Raceday cancelled

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the UNISON Doncaster Race Day on 1 August 2020 has had to be cancelled. Members who have already bought tickets should have received an email explaining how to get a refund, but if they haven’t they can email ticketing@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk and quote their booking reference number and confirm if they […]

Huge membership rise for UNISON ahead of new recruitment ad campaign launch

More than 90,000 new members already joined this year. A new recruitment campaign, ​aimed at increasing the record number of public service workers who’ve joined UNISON since the start of the pandemic, is being launched by the union today (Monday). The 60-second animated advert is being screened on Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and YouTube with the message that no worker […]

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Catalogue of errors contributed to catastrophic care death toll

Commenting on a report published today (Friday) by the National Audit Office on how the government prepared the NHS and social care for the Covid-19 pandemic, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This is a catalogue of errors and highlights once again a complete absence of planning or thought for social care. “Discharging patients […]

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English schools pause ‘the right thing to do’

Commenting on the announcement today that primary schools in England will not have to open up to more pupils before the end of the summer term, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This was the right thing to do. As important as it is to open up schools, the challenges of bringing back all […]