Pay and two-tier workforces

UNISON believes that our private contractor members should be paid a fair wage for the jobs they do.

We campaign for our members to receive at least the Real Living Wage and negotiate pay with private contractor employers in all sectors.

The two-tier workforce

UNISON believes that members working for private contractors should receive the same pay and benefits as their public sector colleagues.

A two-tier workforce, where private contractor members doing similar jobs are paid less than public sector counterparts, is divisive and unfair.

That’s why we’re campaigning for the NHS pay deal to be delivered to our members in private employers who provide a service to the NHS.

Read more about two-tier working and your rights on in our Get Help section.