Car parking

Recently, people have received a fine for not having a valid Parking ticket for the car park they have used.
You MUST have the correct ticket for the car park you are in.
If you are in the Staff Car Park, you must have a Staff Permit.
If you are in a Visitors Car Park, you must pay the Visitors ticket fee – even if you have a Staff Permit. The Staff Car Park Permit is only valid in Staff Car Parks. It never has been valid for visitor car parks.
If you do not have the correct ticket, you will be fined and will have to pay this.
This has always been the case and whilst we are discussing with the Trust how Permits will operate in future, the temporary suspension of fines we agreed only applies to parking outside of bays:
  • In a car park;
  • With a valid ticket for that car park; &
  • In a way that is not obstructive or dangerous
We had agreed a form of words with the Trust for them to communicate this – but unfortunately this has not been issued.
The trade unions are now in joint discussion with the employer on this and we will keep you updated.

Unison are against any finger printing system

It was agreed unanimously that UNISON are against any finger printing system.  This is because there is no guarantee that personal data is secure and services in future could get seconded out and it could be even less secure.   The union stance is that we should say the systems in place are adequate if management follow the proper disciplinary procedure for staff who are careless with standard security protocol/timekeeping etc

The Queen’s Speech has ignored the nation’s concerns, says UNISON


Commenting on today’s Queen’s Speech, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Ministers are living in a parallel universe. Years of harsh spending cuts have caused huge damage to public services across the country. 

“People have had enough of austerity, and want proper investment in schools, hospitals, police forces and local services. Yet there was none of this in the Queen’s Speech.

“Nor was there anything about pay. Nurses, teaching assistants, council workers, care staff and other public sector employees should be rewarded for their hard work with a long overdue wage rise. The pay cap has left them extremely hard up and must go.” 

Read Ahead challenge

Reading ahead challenge

Do you like a challenge? “read Ahead 6 things” begins late in the year, It doesn’t have to be a whole book, a magazine article also counts!

 Our NUH Library is  based at the City Campus.

Look out for posers & information

For any more information contact Linda Press Unison U.L.R Officer



This is for all members and none members who works for the NUH

James Kettle-Madon


My name is Jaymes Kettle-Madon. I have worked for the NHS for 33 years.  For the past 21 years I have taken an active role in Unison as both Branch Steward and for 9 years as Assistant Branch Secretary. Before that I was the Branch Chair person. I care passionately about the NHS and its workforce, and the outsourced staff with the associated companies.

During my term as a union official, I have seen through a number of key challenges that have faced the NHS, the most significant being the outsourcing of staff to the private building company, Carillon and the catering staff to Elior. I have taken an active roll on the Staff Side committee as well as on the Partnership committee bringing up issues that relate to the working lives of staff and for patient care.

Also as an active Unison steward, I have represented members at Disciplinary meetings, Grievances and at Sickness Absence Review meetings. I have a particular interest in equality and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ) issues. Over the past years, I have endeavoured to represent the members not only with the one day a week facility time I have, but I have also  spent the last year attending meetings and representing in my own time as well as on days off .

I will continue to deal with the number of challenges that need to be overcome like the vast amount of workforce changes that are happening in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, as well as the cuts to our NHS budgets that we need to fight not only to keep the NHS but to continue to support our members in providing information and publications about the union and its work on a regular basis, and to provide and maintain educational facilities and encourage members to participate in them.

My aims and objectives are:

To ensure equality of treatment and fare representation for members

To protect the rights of members

To keep members informed as to the best of my abilities and knowledge

To promote and improve health, safety and welfare of our members in the work force

To promote our member-led union and carry out and fulfil decisions made by members

To promote far representation in all union structures for women, black members disabled members, as well as lesbian gay bisexual and transgender members

To encourage solidarity and effective working partnerships

I enjoy role as Branch Assistant Secretary, and enjoy the challenges of being a representative for you, and I would greatly value your support.