Coronavirus: Urgent message from Barnsley Health Branch (25/3/20)

Whilst the current situation with coronavirus is still in force, you can contact our Branch regarding advice or anything else, the details are as follows: Contact Details Office number:  01226 299607 LIZ MAWSON Lead Steward Mobile No: 07513 059 015 Email: treasurer@unison-barnsleyhealth.org.uk VAL RIMMINGTON Chair/steward Mobile No: 07880 592 821 E-mail:  chair@unison-barnsleyhealth.org.uk KAT HOLLOWAY Branch Secretary […]

Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website

Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

NHS needs investment instead of unpaid overtime

Responding to new Labour Party analysis published today (Friday) suggesting NHS staff work one million hours of unpaid overtime each week, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NHS is running on fumes after years of underfunding. Chronic understaffing has left us with a system propped up by the goodwill of devoted health workers. “It […]

5 things UNISON are doing for young workers

UNISON has around 63,000 young members. If you are a UNISON member and under 27 years of age you are automatically entitled to participate as a young member. Why not get involved and help us campaign for the issues affecting young workers.

Going for growth

Check out the video here.

Health and social care ‘on its knees’

Report highlights devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care. Commenting on a report published today (Tuesday) by NHS Providers, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The report highlights the devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care. It lays bare the damaging effect […]

Legal protection for those who protect

Check out the video about legal protection for UNISON members.

May is bloomin’ magic as our wins grow

From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too.

It was bloomin’ lovely for UNISON in May, with fresh growth and a bevy of brilliant wins across the union.

Watch our film about our glorious members

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born.

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished union.