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NI Public Service Pensions Bill

THIS June it is expected that the Northern Ireland Public Service Pensions Bill currently being studied by the Finance and Personnel Committee at Stormont will be introduced.   This bill is designed to facilitate the public sector Career Average Earnings Pension Schemes which will replace the existing Final Salary Pension schemes and to automatically link the public sector pension age to the ...


Government has ‘missed an opportunity’

UNISON NI believes that the British government has missed an opportunity to boost patient care by failing to recommend minimum staffing levels in its response to the Mid Staffs report. The union has been campaigning for many years on the importance of having the right number of staff with the right mix of skills on hospital wards, and the Mid Staffs ...


Easter Holidays.

Happy Easter everyone, all of us here at UNISON South & East Belfast hope you have a great Easter break. Our offices will be closed on Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd April reopening on Wednesday 3rd April, if you need to get in contact with us please feel free to fill out the contact form at or send us an ...


Tax Relief for Nursing Staff

Did you know that, following an agreement between UNISON and HM Revenue 
& Customs, you may be able to claim 
tax relief for shoes, tights, cleaning your uniform, Nursing & Midwifery Council subscriptions and your UNISON subscriptions? To help find out if you can claim and how to do it, UNISON has prepared a claim form. You can find out more ...


STATEMENT FROM PATRICIA McKEOWN, REGIONAL SECRETARY   HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ‘SOLD OUT’ BY HEALTH MINISTER!     Today the Minister for Health unveiled a disastrous plan for cuts, closures and privatisation.   This follows a public consultation which he claims was a ‘ringing endorsement’.  This is an extraordinary distortion of reality.   By co-incidence or otherwise none of the trade union responses appear in the consultation report.  ...


NHS 1% Pay Increase – UNISON Response

PAY FREEZE FOLLOWED BY SQUEEZE HITS NHS WORKERS HARD NHS workers including nurses, paramedics, therapists and midwives face another year of financial hardship following today’s Government decision to impose a 1% increase.  Condemning the 1%, UNISON the union which represents 450,000 health workers, said that the “squeeze on pay coming on the back of a two year pay freeze has left ...


Roadshows Underway

We had the first of our roadshows today in the estates department at KHCP, our roadshows will be ongoing for the rest of the month, you can find out the rest of the dates here


UNISON South & East Belfast Blog

This is the home of the new UNISON South & East Belfast blog, here we will regularly post articles of interest and keep you up to date with what is going on in your workplace.