At long last NHS workers have a real pay offer – now it’s time for members to decide their future

If the pay offer is accepted, every NHS workers’ wages will go further, and the lowest paid would get a significant income boost. Meanwhile starting salaries for nurses, midwives and other health professionals would also become more attractive to people considering a career in the NHS. That’s something which benefits all of us.

UNISON puts major proposal for NHS pay to its members

‘The agreement would mean an end at last to the government’s self-defeating and unfair 1% pay cap,’ says union.

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5% and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers […]

And English further education college

Funding review ‘must recognise real cost of providing quality college education’

UNISON reacts to minister’s announcement of review into English further education funding, alongside ‘efficiency and resilience’

NJC pay update: branch views required by 5 April

Branches asked to comment on revised recommendation on pay offer for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

There for You needs you!

UNISON’s welfare charity is holding an election to find six trustees to direct its work

Nominations for the inaugural Eric Roberts award

Regional Council last year agreed to establish an annual organising award. This award has been established in memory of Eric Roberts, a long standing regional activist, UNISON President, NEC member and Branch Secretary of the London Ambulance Branch, following his untimely death in November 2016 during his presidency. Eric was a trade unionist who was […]

York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

Graphic from the cover of the ethical care charter document

Manchester City Council moves to lift carers’ pay

Announcement comes as part of plans to bring social care and NHS services closer together

English schools having to spend more than they get to educate pupils

UNISON calls on government to ‘give more money to schools now’ as Education Policy Institute report shows more schools recording larger deficits

Blog: United Utilities workers are on strike to defend their right to a fair pension

These attacks are completely unwarranted. In the past five full financial years, United Utilities has earned £1.6 billion in profits, whilst over a billion was paid out in shareholder dividends over the same period. In 2016/17 their two most senior staff – CEO Steve Mogford and CFO Russ Holden – were paid more than £4 million between them.

Nursing by association

There’s a new breed of healthcare professional coming. Say hello to the nursing associate…

Spring Statement leaves public services in a dark place, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Every Child Matters

UNISON members in the fostering recruitment team at Manchester City Council talk about their task

How to… get marching

Expert advice on how to plan and get the most out of marches and demonstrations