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UNISON, the largest union within the health system in Northern Ireland, start today (21st October) to ballot our members for the next 3 weeks on taking industrial action and action short of strike.

Commenting on the new Brexit deal announced today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This deal isn’t a step forward, it’s a huge leap backwards. It would risk every workplace right and leave public services exposed and vulnerable.

“The only quick free trade deals to be had would involve the UK paying a heavy price, with the US only interested if the NHS were handed over lock, stock and barrel.

Regional secretary Patricia McKeown, the staff and members of UNISON, deeply regret the death of our dedicated union activist and good friend Artie Dundas.

It was a case of standing room only at the industrial action meeting organised by the UCHT Branch on Friday 11th October.

Members spilled out of the doors at the Ulster Hospital Lecture Theatre as they turned up to find out about UNISONs impending industrial action ballot. 

There was no justice at The Royal Court of Justice for the 1950’s born women on Thursday October 4th as, despite all indications, the Back to 60 Judicial Review was lost.

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis comments on the High Court pension judgement.

UNISON have started preparations to ballot our members in health calling for strike action and action short of strike.

Find out what UNISON has been campaigning on in education, upcoming events and information about the NJC pay claim.

You can read the UNISON in Schools Education newsletter here

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling today (Tuesday) that the decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“A man who thinks he’s above the law is a man not fit to be Prime Minister.

"WHAT DO WE WANT? FAIR PAY, WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!" were the calls from UNISON Craigavon Hospitals Branch activists yesterday evening.