Annual General Meeting

As you may already know we are holding our Annual General meeting in February!
You can have the chance to win some fantastic prizes and find out about up coming events hosted by UNISON.

We would love to see you all and of course non members are welcome to come along and sign up on the evening.

We hope to see you all!

Click to find out more information UNISON AGM

Dementia course news!

Following our previous successful courses in dementia we are happy to announce the next course is to be held on Monday 7 December. There will be two sessions and places will go quickly. Application details below.

Click here to see poster for details

Click here to complete online application

Strictly QEH dancing

We are very proud to announce Strictly QEH Dancing will be coming to the Trust. We have teamed up with Xavier and Joanna Navarre, IDTA and we will now be holding Ballroom and Latin American dance classes.
Dancing final version

Lobby your Member of Parliament

Lobby your Member of Parliament – Monday November 2nd, 2015
You may already be aware of the proposed Trade Union Bill, which was first read in the House of Commons on July 15th. The provisions included in this bill would be nothing short of disastrous for trade unions, including UNISON.

Click here for more information

Burston Rally September 6, 2015

IMG_20150906_145440Approximately 3000 people from various unions gathered on a beautiful Sunday to celebrate the victory of the first strikers. Guest speaker was Jeremy Corbyn and we were honoured to see Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON who had come expressly at the invitation of Darren Barber, Secretary to our own UNISON branch AND Convenor for Eastern Region

NHS Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 11-15 May 2015

View the attached document for details of how you can be involved in Equality and Diversity week at The QEH NHS Equality

Voting begins

There’s still more than a week to go to election day on 7 May, but voting has already started.

Well Done Darren

Our own Darren Barber has just been appointed as Regional Convenor


6PM FEB 9TH 2015

NHS England strike

Thursday 29 January       9am – 9pm

(12 midday to 12 midnight for ambulance staff)

24 hours on Wednesday 25 February

Work to rule:

Friday 30 January – Tuesday 24 February

UNISON members working in the NHS in England will walkout for 12 hours between 9am and 9pm on Thursday 29 January.

They will then work to rule between Friday 30 January and Tuesday 24 February which means they will be working their contracted hours and will take their breaks and not do unpaid overtime. This will be followed by a 24 hour strike on Wednesday 25 February.

UNISON Cymru/Wales reached an agreement with the Welsh Government and NHS Wales employers regarding NHS pay at the end of November. The agreement reached includes a one-off non-consolidated payment of £187 pro rata, a 1% pay uplift from April 2015, and the implementation of the lving wage for all Agenda for Change staff across all health boards in Wales. UNISON branches in Wales were consulted on the offer and an overwhelming majority accepted it.

UNISON has been campaigning since the government’s decision was made. Members have participated in a day of protest, lobbied MPs, filled in surveys and taken part in other campaigning activities.

UNISON wants the NHS to be properly funded so that it can have enough staff who are well motivated and fairly paid. Our campaign is for:

immediate payment of the 1% consolidated sum to everyone, as recommended by the NHS Pay Review Body;
the living wage of £7.65 an hour for low-paid staff;
an above-inflation pay rise for 2015-16;
a commitment to future pay rises that will restore the value of NHS pay