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.
The situation is fast-moving, and UNISON will consult with its members before decided on the next steps to take.
To read UNISON’s initial response, please click here
To read the e-mail sent out to all members, please click here
Working From Home?
When staff are told to work from home they can apply for tax relief!
Campaign for Better NHS Pay!
Our chair, Carol and MP for Bedford & Kempston, Mohammad Yasin think it’s high time NHS staff were properly paid.
Do you? #OneTeam2k
Following on from the announcement of a 3% pay increase for (most) NHS staff, UNISON Bedfordshire Health are awaiting guidance from UNISON nationally as well as the Eastern Region.
UNISON are opening a consultation with all of its members on the NHS Pay Deal. Details will be emailed to all members on 30/07/2021.
School Uniform Help
Struggling to make ends meet?
Worried about back to school costs?
Help is at hand…
We have set up a fund to help UNISON members on low incomes with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of £50 per child up to a maximum of £150 per family.
To apply, download the application form from unison.org.uk/thereforyou – or contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0 857 857 to request the application form be sent to you.
Details of where to post it are on the form.
This is always a popular programme so please get your application in quickly. We have a limited fund and once it’s gone, it’s gone.
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
Women in unison
The importance of Black people standing up for their rights
Find out about all the latest Regional Training and Development information
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