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 Barnsley PCT, Wakefield PCT, 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: October 2016


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Book Now for trips to Chester, Sleeping Beauty, & free 2017 Diary (19/10/16)


UNISON Branch Trip to Chester - Saturday 26th November 2016

Our traditional Christmas shopping trip to Chester is running again this year on 26th November. There will be coaches from Fieldhead – Wakefield, from Barnsley (Digital Media Centre, County Way) and also Folly Hall, Huddersfield.

Coaches will leave at 9am prompt and return from Chester at 5.30pm prompt. We expect be back around 7pm.

This year we have reduced the cost of our seats to £4 for members and £4 for their first guest. Additional guest places are £10 each. To book please return the enclosed form with your payment.

Pantomime – Sleeping Beauty - Saturday 10th December 2016
11am and 2.30pm, Theatre Royal, Wakefield

We are continuing our tradition of a trip to the pantomime with a visit to Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield on Saturday 10th December for the 11am and 2.30pm performances. Tickets are £8 for adults and £4 for children, with a limit of 4 adult tickets per member. To book please return the enclosed form with your payment.

Free 2017 members diaries – order yours now!

UNISON branch diaries are free to members on request and will be arriving shortly. To order yours either return the enclosed form or email the Branch Office: unison@swyt.nhs.uk. If you email us please state your full workplace address.



Latest newsletter published - October 2016
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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