NCIC Band 2 Car Parking

On the 1 April 2024 the National Living Wage increased to £11.44 per hour for workers aged over 21. The current hourly rate for Band 2 staff in the NHS is £11.45, pending confirmation of the 2024/2025 national NHS pay award. For individuals on Band 2 who hold a permanent car parking permit, payroll deductions […]

Update from MBHT Joint Negotiating & Consultative Committee (JNCC) Meeting

The JNCC is a monthly meeting of MBHT Trust Officers, People & Occupational Department members and Trade Unions. In this meeting, a number of things are discussed, these include Financial and Chief Executive reports, Human Resources issues, operational issues, Trade Union Issues and ongoing negotiations. UNISON, as your Trade Union, sit on this meeting as […]

Update from UNISON North West Regional Council Meeting

Assistant Branch Secretary, Iain Mooney, represented our branch at Regional Council in Manchester on 7 May 2024. North West Regional Council Meetings are held in Manchester and meet at least 3 times a year with Representatives appointed by Branches across the North West Region. Your Regional Council Branch Representatives are Elizabeth Walsh, Branch Secretary and […]

Put NHS Pay Right

A new report compiled on behalf of 14 unions representing more than a million health workers in England, makes clear rebuilding the NHS workforce will be impossible without the fair, sustained wage rises central to recruiting and hanging on to staff. The unions also call for action from the government in the 2024/25 pay round to tackle […]

FREE Webinar for Overseas Nurses

29 November 2023 7pm – 8.30pm Online Coming to work as a nurse in the UK can be very challenging. It’s important you have advice and support from a union when you practice. UNISON leads national campaigns on important issues affecting nurses like ensuring safe staffing levels, challenging racism and negotiating for better pay. Our […]

Migrant Workers News, Support & FREE Webinar

This webinar will take place online on 8 November between 7-8pm. Our health and social care services depend on migrant workers to function, but staff moving here from abroad to work in these settings face many challenges. UNISON is the UK’s largest union, and we are holding a free event for migrant workers in November […]

Activist Training Spring 2024

Our Regional Learning and Organising Team are offering the following upcoming training courses for new and existing Branch Activists. UNISON Stewards are offered free training which can be done in person or online and travel, accommodation and childcare expenses are all covered by UNISON.  UNISON Stewards are entitled to paid time off to attend initial […]

UNISON’s Finanical Wellbeing Week – FREE Online Events

The cost of living crisis is still here and the potentially pricey festive period is looming whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid you’ll be celebrating (or simply wanting to ring the new year in, in style), managing our personal finances is even more important now than ever. UNISON’s Financial wellbeing week is offering five days […]

Upcoming Activist Training Courses

Our Regional Learning and Organising Team are offering the following upcoming training courses for new and existing Branch Activists. UNISON Stewards are offered free training which can be done in person or online and travel, accommodation and childcare expenses are all covered by UNISON.  UNISON Stewards are entitled to paid time off to attend initial […]

Pay MITIE staff supporting the NHS the Lump Sum Payment

Mitie Staff Deserve Better! Pay Bank Staff the 2023 NHS Pay Award Lump Sum Payment As Mitie Staff we are lodging this Collective Grievance through our union, UNISON, calling on Mitie to ensure we receive the 2023 NHS Pay Award lump sum given to NHS staff. We feel that it is a real injustice for […]