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UNISON Scotland HealthUNISON represents the whole health care team across Scotland.

UNISON is the UK’s largest health union. Over 400,000 people working in the NHS and for private contractors providing NHS services are members.

More than 60,000 UNISON members work in the NHS in Scotland. Our members working in the health service include nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, occupational therapists, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff. See also important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies.

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NHS pay update – Letter to the Cabinet Secretary

UNISON has today (Wednesday) written to Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, calling for immediate action in ...
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NHS Pay 2018 – Members’ Update

Speaking at the union’s annual health conference in Brighton today (Tuesday, April 17), Chair of the UNISON Scotland health committee, ...
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Joint approach needed to tackle NHS vacancies

Congress backed a motion from the newly affiliated Hospital Consultants and Specialists’ Association calling on the Scottish Government to address ...
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UNISON calls on Scotland’s largest college to pay workers the Real Living Wage

The City of Glasgow College is to investigate moving the statue of Emily Pankhurst in London to the gates of ...
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UNISON Scotland gives a cautious welcome to NHS England Pay deal.

UNISON Scotland has offered a cautious welcome to news that the NHS UK Staff Council have reached agreement on a ...
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UNISON open letter on Argyll & Bute HSCP cuts

UNISON has today sent and open letter regarding devastating health and social care cuts being proposed in Argyll & Bute ...
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Dave Prentis launches Edinburgh mobile advice service

For immediate release UNISON launches new mobile face-to-face advice service for workers in Edinburgh and the Lothians UNISON is today ...
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Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

The Scottish government has published the long-awaited update on guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries. The ...
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Ambulance services on life support for the festive period

The union representing Scottish ambulance workers warned today that lives are being put in danger due to poor planning and ...
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Pay Up Now! campaign goes to parliament

There will be a photo opportunity for the media at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 20 December at 12pm. UNISON ...
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