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Welcome to Barnsley Health Branch of UNISON - the largest union in the NHS. We support and protect over 1.3 million working people and offer a huge range of benefits to our members. The branch supports members working within the Barnsley Health Community (Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Nursing Homes). Our 1,200 Branch members include Nursing, Admin and Clerical staff, Managers, Porters, Domestics, Allied Health Professionals and members of BAOT.

As a Branch we campaign for high quality services in the NHS and voluntary sector. We strive for good working conditions and environments essential to delivering high quality care. Our Branch representatives are involved in negotiating policies which affect your daily working life. We offer support in all areas of Health and Community services and are active in delivering a first class service to OUR NHS and our members.

2019: The year of young workers


Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. They need trade unions more than ever. This is why UNISON has voted to make 2019 the year of young workers.

A new suite of resources are available to help you communicate with young workers.