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.
Winter Fuel Grant
There for You Winter has a limited fund to offer grants of up to £200 to UNISON members struggling to pay fuel bills this winter.
Members whose income is less than £18,200 (if living alone) or £26,000 (for a family) can apply. Applications will also be accepted from members in receipt of either housing benefit, Universal Credit or council tax reduction.
Working From Home?
When staff are told to work from home they can apply for tax relief!
Campaign for Better NHS Pay!
Now, more than ever, UNISON feel NHS staff deserve a pay rise. UNISON have a six-point plan to get this to happen, and we need your help!
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.
Extended Provision of Childcare
Bedford Borough Council have extended the alternative childcare provision for children of key workers aged between 5 and 12 until 29th May 2020. The provision is fully funded for key workers and will run between 8 30am and 8pm, Monday to Friday from the 20th April 2020, with parents being able to nominate their preferred start/end times each day. The programme will be run by SSG and if you would like to book place(s) for your child you can do this by e-mail email@example.com If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the childcare page on the Intranet.
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
Health & safety
UNISON believes health and safety in the workplace is an issue for everyone.
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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