NHS reforms need a sustainable workforce and significant pay rise

Responding to a speech by the health secretary today (Tuesday) outlining a series of healthcare reforms, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Most people just want the government to reduce waiting lists and improve quality and access to services across the board....

Mayor of London announces ground-breaking menopause policy

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced a new ground-breaking menopause policy today, International Women’s Day. The policy will practically support women and all workers going through the menopause at City Hall. Created in conjunction with UNISON, the policy...

Blog: ‘We can move mountains when we work together’

Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s achievements around the world. In my last blog, leading up to today, I highlighted the continuing battle led by fantastic UNISON women over equal pay at Glasgow City Council. Just last week, they voted...

There for You launches the Energy Support Appeal

In April, energy bills for a typical household will go up by 54% a year and, at the same time, national insurance payments are set to increase by almost 10%. Meanwhile, inflation is hitting record highs, the weekly shop is more expensive than ever and for over a...