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Today (14th May 2018) the Department of Health has published a new health and social care workforce strategy for Northern Ireland. Responding to the announcement, UNISON Head of Bargaining and Negotiations Anne Speed said:

Sending greetings to members of the RCN gathering next week in Belfast, Anne Speed Head of Bargaining and Representation, UNISON NI said

"Over 10,000 of our nursing family members share with RCN members pressures and difficulties on the front line and know only too well how nurses steadfastly hold services together and deliver daily high standards of care to patients and the people.

You are invited to join PROCESSIONS, one of the UK’s largest ever mass participation artworks, produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW. 

On Sunday 10 June 2018, women and girls - including those who identify as women and non-binary individuals - will walk together in their tens of thousands through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Participants will be given green, white or violet to wear to represent the colours of the suffrage movement.

UNISON today (26th April 2018) welcomes recent media coverage by the BBC of the impact of the menopause on women, which has highlighted the experiences of our own members working within health and social care.  Commenting on the coverage, UNISON Women’s Committee Joint Chair Roberta Magee said:

On Saturday 21st April, activists from UNISON joined the Trade Union Friends of Palestine rally in solidarity with the Great March of Return.

The trade unions representing education workers in Northern Ireland held a protest at the Derry office of the Education Authority to highlight their common concerns over Special Educational Needs provision. The protest was timed to coincide with the monthly board meeting of the EA.  

An employee in the healthcare sector with the support of his trade union, UNISON, has won his case for breach of minimum wage after proceedings were lodged at an Industrial Tribunal in Belfast.

 

UNISON Northern Health is celebrating with their homecare members who have just been awarded a band 3 job evaluation outcome. This process evaluates jobs to ensure members are paid in line with the duties they are undertaking.

Congratulations to the Southern Trust Domiciliary Care Workers!

 UNISON is very proud to announce that the post of Domiciliary Care Worker in the Southern Trust has been successfully rebanded from a band 2 to a band 3 following your successful job evaluation application.  UNISON values all of our Domiciliary Care Workers for the important contribution they make to Health and Social Care and this is an important acknowledgement of your skills in providing care to vulnerable people in the community.

The UNISON Organising Awards for 2017 took place on Thursday 22nd March 2018 in the Belfast Castle.

The awards took the chance to showcase the work that UNISON branches across Northern Ireland had successfully completed in 2017 and were attended by branches, regional staff, members of the NEC and the UNISON president Margaret McKee. 

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