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: Autumn 2017


Latest News

Trips for 2017! Chester Shopping Trip and Pantomime (25/09/17)

Download the trips form here and return to the branch to boo your trip!

  • 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


Sign. Share.Scrap the cap. (22/09/17)

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the pay cap is getting close to the 100,000-signature mark.

Over 73,000 people have signed the petition on the government website in less than two weeks; if it reaches the 100,000-mark the government will be under significant pressure to debate the issue and scrap the cap.

UNISON is aiming to reach 100,000 signatures by 1 October, when the Conservative Party conference starts.

You could help reach the magic number by sharing the petition with your friends and family, and of course signing it yourself if you haven’t already.



Get active in your branch

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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