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 have been offered a blanket £1,400 per year pay rise, with a 4% pay rise for Bands 6 and 7 in the NHS.
THIS IS 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!
Newly qualified paramedics enjoy UNISON-won pay boost!
Many newly qualified paramedics in the East of England are beginning to see an increase in their pay this month after fighting together in UNISON for better banding.
“By standing together in UNISON and forcing the employer to act, we’re putting thousands of pounds into ambulance workers pockets. It shows once again how important it is to join your union and get involved to make change for the better.”
It’s Time to Disable Inequality
We want to help staff recognise and challenge disability discrimination in the workplace. We will support staff and help them support each other as we work together to take on disability discrimination and deliver an NHS that respects and values all staff.
For more information on our campaign on disability discrimination, please click here.
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
Women in UNISON
The importance of Black people standing up for their rights
Find out about all the latest Regional Training and Development information
Why join UNISON?
UNISON isn’t just for a certain age group! Check out our Young Members Forum!
UNISON has their own LGBT+ Network! Check out the latest information
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