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.

AGM: Thursday 15th March 2018


You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Branch to take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 15th March 2018 at the Elizabethan Gallery, Brook Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QW (next to Trinity Walk Shopping Centre).

Tea and coffee will be provided from 6pm and there will be a free meal straight afterwards at a nearby restaurant for people attending. We will also pay reasonable travel expenses for all those attending. This year we will have a guest speaker, Jim Bell – our former Regional Organiser talking about the work of the UNISON Gambia Project.

Newsletter: Spring 2018


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Trip to Whitby - Sunday 27th May - book your place now! (22/02/18)


Book your place on the Whitby Trip on Sunday 27th May 2018.

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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.



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