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UNISON is the UK’s largest health union. Over 400,000 members work for the NHS and for private contractors providing NHS services.
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.
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Health Staff: The Scottish Government has updated its advice on physical distancing. The changes are detailed and vary by both ... Read More
The Chief Nursing Officer has issued a letter updating the guidance round the wider use of face masks and face ... Read More
UNISON Week 289 - Cash for councils, economic recovery & a bigger union ... and more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More
UNISON WEEK 288: Back To School? .. 'Do you take rainbows?' & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More
NHS staff have called on the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health to re-open pay negotiations, saying: 'Don't call us NHS heroes ... Read More
UNISON WEEK 287 - Coronavirus next steps, Safety Reps, Black Lives Matter & more ... read full newsletter here ... Read More
UNISON Week 286 - Next steps for the NHS and the economy, everything Coronavirus ... read full newsletter here ... Read More
Health Staff: The Scottish Government has published a framework to support the reopening of NHS services. They have set out ... Read More
Health staff: The Chief Nursing Officer (Fiona McQueen) has issued guidance to boards regarding PPE in order to clarify issues ... Read More
UNISON Week 285: Education Staff Survey Results, UNISON Pressure Secures Sick Pay and Death in Service Benefit for Care Staff ... Read More
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The Scottish Government draft budget for 2020/21 has been published. The spending total amounts to a real terms increase of ...Read More
The report from the inquiry onto mental health services in Tayside has now been published. This followed serious issues about ...Read More
UNISON generally welcomes the principle of introducing new measures to end the practice of smoking on hospital grounds. We agree ...Read More
On 20 December 2018, the Court of Appeal in Lord Chancellor v McCloud (and others) held that in relation to ...Read More
Our weekly newsletter covering our new UNISON Scotland report - SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland's colleges & more … ...Read More
Our weekly newsletter covering our latest Damage Report 'An emergency but no accident', Equal Pay update, HE Consultation & more ...Read More