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A survey of members in Social Work on Social Work England

Below is a copy of the letter that we will send to all members who are recorded as social workers on our system. If you didn’t get it click on the link below to complete the survey and go to https://www.unison.org.uk/my-unison/ to update your details Dear Social...

AfC top-up payment shows need for real Living Wage

The government has been forced to take steps to stop Agenda for Change falling foul of minimum wage law. The band 1/band 2 entry point will be topped up to £9.65ph to ensure AfC remains legally compliant. However, ministers have said this should be seen as an advance...

Vaccine Mandate on Hold

Jab backdown the right thing to do, but the damage has already been done, says UNISON These ill-thought-out rules have worsened the staffing crisis hampering the NHS and social care and caused significant upset. Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that the...

Vaccine Mandates in the NHS

UHP Trust have started sending letters out to staff in relation to their COVID-19 vaccination status. You might not be aware but there is new legislation regarding mandatory vaccinations. UNISON reps and Health and Safety reps will be available to help advise and...

New year, same pressures? What’s happening where you work?

The New Year has brought continued pressure on the NHS. We hope you are managing to stay safe and well. With the news headlines full of staffing shortages due to staff absences, we want to know what’s happening where you work. Please share any information you can by...

UNISON condemns vaccine mandate for NHS

Plymouth in UNISON was glad to hear UNISON General Secretary Christine McAnea and others speaking out against to folly of vaccine mandates in the NHS. Its already been a disaster in the Care Sector with valuable staff choosing to leave rather than be bullied into...