News Articles From January 2015

UNISON launches 2015 survey into safe staffing levels in healthcare

UNISON will be running its fourth annual survey into safe staffing levels in the health service on Tuesday 10 February 2015, and we’d like you to participate. The union has been campaigning to improve staffing levels for years, but unfortunately, … More…

Speaking out on rent

UNISON is supporting Rent Freedom Day on 4 February, organised by campaign Group Generation Rent. The day, which is also backed by the TUC, will feature a conference in Westminster which will give people living in the private rented sector … More…

Treating rubbish should not mean rubbish treatment

“The job is treating rubbish – It shouldn’t mean getting rubbish treatment.” That was the stark call from UNISON’s Dave Watson after survey’s of members working in waste management across Scotland’s local authorities revealed a workforce under pressure, facing increasing … More…

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Bulletin Newsletter
January 2015

Overworked and underpaid nurses ‘make a stand’

“It’s time for us to take our placards and make a stand for us and for generations of nurses to come,” says UNISON head of nursing Gail Adams as health workers in England prepare for industrial action in less than … More…

Hinchingbrooke privatisation was guaranteed to fail

Commenting on the news today (Friday) that Circle is to withdraw from its contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridge, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Privatising Hinchingbrooke was guaranteed to be a failure. It was a dangerous government experiment … More…

Worried about winter fuel bills?

With fuel costs continuing to rise, many members are worried about how they are going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills. UNISON’s welfare charity There for You is again setting up a limited fund to help members on low … More…

Young members’ weekend

Every year, more than 100 UNISON young members from across the UK gather in the spring to find out more about the union and, more importantly, how they can play a part in the union’s campaigning to defend public services. … More…

Dave Prentis reacts to worst waiting times figures in decade and crisis in the NHS

Commenting on the news that waiting times at A&E departments have reached their worst levels for 10 years and hospitals in five areas have declared major incidents, UNISON general secretary, Dave Prentis said:  “The NHS is now on the brink … More…

NEC elections 2015

The nomination period for the UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) elections will open on Monday 12 January 2015 and close at 5pm on Friday 20 February 2015. The election procedures, timetable and forms can be found on the elections page … More…