UNISON is the largest public sector trade union in the UK representing 1.3 million members. SWYP UNISON branch is made of members in several different employers. The main employer being South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, however we also represent members in NHS Barnsley CCG, NHS Wakefield CCG, nursing homes in Wakefield and GP practices in Barnsley.

UNISON is the union for all members in health and social care. We represent all staff groups and Occupational sectors at all the different grades. UNISON has partnership agreements with other trade unions; British Association of Occupational Therapists, Managers in Partnership, British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists and the College of Operating Department Practitioners.

Newsletter: April 2017


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Get help with school uniform costs - deadline 21 July 2017 (18/05/17)

School uniform grant 2017

School Uniform Grant - Application form pdf
School Uniform Grant - Questions & Answers pdf

If you have any problem with filling in the form please don't hesitate to get in touch with the branch


Trips for 2017! Chester Shopping Trip and Pantomime (03/01/17)

Watch out for the following trips in 2017.

  • 2017 Chester  Trip - Saturday 25th November 2017
    Coaches leaving from Wakefield, Barnsley and Huddersfield

  • 2017 Pantomime - Aladdin Wakefield Theatre, 2.30pm matinee performance on Saturday 9th December 2017


NHS deficit damaging services to patients, says UNISON (20/05/16)

Commenting on new figures showing a deficit of £2.45bn in NHS finances, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This is yet another set of damaging figures that show the NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure.

“Patients are suffering as already scarce resources dwindle further still. Targets for A&E admissions, waiting times, and cancer diagnosis are all routinely being missed by trusts because of a severe lack of cash.

“Instead of slowly strangling the NHS by denying hospitals the resources they need, ministers are putting ever more pressure on health staff who are already stretched to breaking point.

“Government claims to have protected the NHS from the worst of the cuts are now in tatters.

“By failing to invest in the support staff ­­– who keep the NHS going behind the scenes – the government is storing up huge problems for the future.”


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SWYP UNISON branch is our members, however the membership elect representatives on an annual basis at the AGM. We have a team of activists who represent the membership at every opportunity. Get involved with your union.


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