Eradication of Band 1

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2017 Health Care Service Group Conference
6 December 2016

Conference congratulates Scotland for agreeing the eradication of Band 1, with suitable protection for those not wishing to move to Band 2. This is a major step forward in dealing with low pay.

In Cymru/Wales we are beginning those negotiations, but given the difficult financial situation we will be stronger if all devolved nations had the same goal.

This conference, therefore, agrees that the eradication of Band 1 will be part of each pay bargaining strategy across the devolved nations and to facilitate this, UNISON will assist by providing the research and financial data as required.