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UNISON along with other trade unions has asked Health Minister Robin Swann for the re-instatement of no car parking charges for NHS workers in England to be extended across the Health Trusts in Northern Ireland. The letter which was sent to the Health Minister on Friday 31st July read:


Dear Minister Swann,

Re-instatement of no car parking charges for NHS workers in England

UNISON is saddened to learn of the death of John Hume and we extend our deepest condolences to his wife Pat, and family.   

John was a lifetime supporter of the trade union movement and worked with us over the decades on our campaigns to protect public services, challenge privatisation and promote equality and human rights.

UNISON is aware that Mount Charles have commenced a 30 day consultation process on redundancies for staff fulfilling the catering contract the company has with Ulster University at its Belfast, Jordanstown and Coleraine campuses. We are very concerned for our members’ jobs and are demanding that both Mount Charles and Ulster University urgently take steps to protect their employment.

Welcome to this UNISON News update for members working in Doctors Surgeries, Dental Surgeries and similar settings in NI. It includes:

We know this is an anxious time for workers in childcare settings as the sector reopens and provisions of childcare are widen beyond the key workers list allowing all children to return to childcare facilities.

UNISON has put together a newsletter to keep all our members working in childcare settings up to date on keeping themselves safe on their return to work including links to important health and safety resources.

This weekend UNISON will celebrate the NHS’ birthday and commemorate all those who have died from the coronavirus.

Welcome to this UNISON News update for members working in education in NI.

‘A workplace without a safety rep potentially puts the safety of our members at risk’

UNISON is aware that many childcare facilities are now beginning to re-open as the Covid-19 lockdown begins to ease and more people return to their workplaces. The definition of a keyworker that can access childcare has been expanded.

UNISON is here to provide advice and representation for our members working in childcare settings who may be concerned about the health and safety of the children they care for, their colleagues and themselves.

Hundreds of ambulance workers in Northern Ireland are to receive a pay rise amounting to several thousand pounds each, following an extensive period of campaigning and negotiation by UNISON.

Members of the union voted overwhelmingly to accept the pay offer from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service HSC Trust, which will be backdated to the beginning of 2017.