Welcome to Unison
Bedfordshire Hospitals Branch
UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.
Local stewards are there to represent you at work and help find the answers to your problems. They are volunteers and play a vital role in recruiting new members and organising your branch.
Help Us Fight the Poor Pay Rise Offer!
NHS staff were offered a 1% pay rise, which has now been increased to 3%.
THIS IS STILL NOT ENOUGH.
At UNISON Bedfordshire Health, we believe this offer falls far short of what is deserved.
It’s time to end structural poverty pay in the NHS.
Our branch will be focusing on spreading the word and campaigning for better pay in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for your branch reps on both Luton and Bedford sites!
Sign the open letter to call on the Department of Health and NHS bodies to act now to put NHS pay right.
Bedford MP joins the fight for BETTER NHS pay
Mohammed Yasin MP – Member of Parliament for Bedford and Kempston – with long-standing Bedfordshire Health Branch activist, Carol Smith.
Working From Home?
When staff are told to work from home they can apply for tax relief!
We Are Still Fighting for Better NHS Pay at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Coronavirus – Your Rights at Work
During the coronavirus outbreak, you need to know your rights when it comes to employment conditions.
The deployment and availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a national talking point right now.
This link answers some of your questions regarding PPE and what your employer should be providing you.
Click on the link below to find out more, and for advice from UNISON.
Bedfordshire Resource Centre to Close
The Bedfordshire Resource Centre, situated in Bedford town centre, is to close to save on the costs of running the building.
The service however, does continue as it was, with existing staff working from home or – post-Covid – working from different office space. The impact on the membership will be minimal and you will still be able to access all the services you did before.
Bedford Hospital outsourcing campaign
UNISON believes that more and better-trained cleaning staff are key to improving standards of hospital cleanliness.
Domestic staff at Bedford Hospital have won an important battle to keep domestics in-house.
A Q&A session with new Chief Executive David Carter and Deputy Chief Executive, Cathy Jones have confirmed that there are no plans to outsource domestics and catering services.
Unison health insurance
Unison offer competitive health insurance for you and your partner
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Find out about all the latest Regional Training and Development information
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