NHS Unionisation

Rebecca made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Jobs

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Dear NHS Jobs,

Dear NHS Jobs,

I would like to know the percentage of the entire NHS workforce that is unionised today. Please provide the most recent statistics e.g. in 2017 xx% of NHS workers were unionised.

Specifically, please provide me with:
- The percentage of the NHS England workforce that is registered with a union
- The percentage of the NHS Wales workforce that is registered with a union
- The percentage of the NHS Scotland workforce that is registered with a union
- The percentage of the NHS Northern Ireland workforce that is registered with a union

Please provide this information in electronic form.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Stewart

FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS Jobs

Dear Ms Stewart,

 

Re:      Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-056055)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 27 March
2018.

 

Your exact request was:-

 

“Dear NHS Jobs,

 

I would like to know the percentage of the entire NHS workforce that is
unionised today. Please provide the most recent statistics e.g. in 2017
xx% of NHS workers were unionised.

 

Specifically, please provide me with:

- The percentage of the NHS England workforce that is registered with a
union

- The percentage of the NHS Wales workforce that is registered with a
union

- The percentage of the NHS Scotland workforce that is registered with a
union

- The percentage of the NHS Northern Ireland workforce that is registered
with a union ”

 

NHS England does not hold this information.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [NHS Jobs request email]

 

 

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