Welcome to our
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
What is the issue?
The real value of pay in the NHS has been falling for five years.
A third of staff don't get paid enough to live on. This year 60% of
NHS staff will not get any pay rise. Enough is enough – UNISON members
in the NHS in England and in Wales have voted for strike action.
How much pay you've lost
What is UNISON doing?
UNISON balloted members in England and in Wales. They voted yes.
NHS workers in England will be striking again on Monday 24 November,
and taking action short of strike action for the rest of that week.
Latest campaign news
How much you've lost
What can I do?
If you’re an NHS worker in England it’s vital you take part in the
If you’re not an NHS worker but care about the people who save lives
and keep us healthy please show support.
Strike on 24 Nov
Ask MPs to support our NHS workers
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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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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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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