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Annual UNISON National Health Conference 2024

Annual UNISON National Health Conference 2024

This year Livewell lead Steward David Dodd and I attended the captivating 3-day event all about health service related topics for focus within UNISON over the coming year. This year’s theme was “One Team for patient care” ensuring that everyone who works in our NHS is...
HCA Ballot Goes live at Derriford Hospital

HCA Ballot Goes live at Derriford Hospital

HCAs have been signing up to UNISON by the dozen in order to take part in industrial action after Derriford Management failed to deal with their grievance over historically unfair pay. Now ballot papers are hitting mats and we expect to start getting returns by the...
2024 is the Year to stand together at UHP

2024 is the Year to stand together at UHP

Here at University Hospital’s Plymouth 2023 for our UNISON members has had its ups and downs. At the beginning of the year the 2023-2024 NHS pay rise dispute concluded with the NHS England wage increase of 5.4% for most employees and 10.4% for those at band 1 and 2...

Plymouth in UNISON @ Livewell 2023 roundup

It’s been another busy year at Livewell for Plymouth in Unison (PIU). Our membership numbers are still tracking upwards with showing no signs of slowing down and due to the volume of members we have, we command a strong collective voice within Livewell southwest to...

UNISON the Union for OTs

This year I had the pleasure of attending the BAOT/UNISON Trade Union development programme. This event took place on the 23rd and 24th of November at Warwick University and welcomed more than 55 Occupational Therapists from across the country who came together to...

Sign to Support your HCAs

Plymouth in UNISON branch have been campaigning for Band 2 HCAs to be uplifted to Band 3 across UHP sites, following a job evaluation process taken on by the NHS Trust in November 2022, which saw many HCAs taking on responsibilities above their job description such as...