1 September: action for NHS pay

1 September will see a day of protest on health pay, as members in NHS England ballot for industrial action. What is your branch doing?

The day aims to raise awareness about how members are feeling around NHS pay and show how holding down NHS pay will have an impact on patients, and on staff morale.

UNISON branches should work with other staff unions, patient groups and campaign orgnaisations to make the public is aware that a continued pay freeze in the NHS is not sustainable.

It will do nothing to improve productivity in the NHS, but is having a damaging impact on staff morale.

We have sent a campaign briefing to health branches with suggestions for what they can do on the day.

These include:

  • liaise with local staff sides, patient, community and campaigning groups on activities;
  • make lots of social media noise around NHS pay – let us know on on Twitter at @unisonournhs and retweet our stuff;
  • refer to the Effective Campaigning guide to find out more about planning your activity/lobby of your MP, press work etc;
  • let your region know what you are planning;
  • let the health group know what you are planning by emailing health@unison.co.uk;
  • put your activities up on the Our NHS Our Future facebook group at www.facebook.com/ournhsourfuture;
  • get members, fellow workers and the public to sign the Fair Pay for NHS Staff online petition at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64222.


 NHS pay campaign

 Worth it – UNISON’s overall pay