Decision to ignore the PRB, to deny any increase to two thirds of healthcare workers and your failure to make the NHS a Living Wage employer, means that NHS staff feel they have been treated unfairly and with contempt
UNISON welcomes the call for police forces to take decisive action and improve their overall response to domestic abuse incidents and collect better data to prevent the violence from escalating
There is no justification in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) raising registration fees for midwives and nurses by a massive 20%
Christine McAnea, head of health at union, Unison, agrees. “It comes as no surprise that an overwhelming majority of health workers have no confidence in a secretary of state who has put the NHS under attack. Staff are on average 10% worse off than when the coalition came to power,” she says..
Today’s inflation figures will not repair the holes in the pockets of millions of public service workers
Dave Prentis, leader of Unison, said: “The Chancellor has run out of time and ideas. The public are not fooled, they know that the gap between the rich and poor is dividing society.”
Dave Prentis, Unison leader “The chancellor has run out of time and ideas. His claims that people are feeling the benefits of his austerity agenda are wearing thin. The public are not fooled, they know the gap between the rich and poor is dividing society.”
Chancellor’s Budget was “short on fairness, short of ideas and short of a feel good factor to persuade people that the pain of continuing austerity was worth it
Small drop in the number unemployed is hardly something to celebrate as it masks the reality of the rising number of those underemployed with zero hour contracts, or forced to take part time jobs because they cannot find full-time employment
UNISON is demanding a fairness package for public services including a job cuts moratorium as well as a pay rise to match inflation
UNISON has today described as “shocking” new figures showing that Employment Tribunal claims have dropped by 79% in the first six months since the Government imposed fees on workers bringing a claim.
Christine McAnea, head of health at the Unison trade union, said: “If this rumour is true, NHS staff will be very angry. Their pay has fallen behind over the past few years and they deserve a decent pay increase and not to be treated with contempt by the coalition. “I cannot believe that the government […]
Unison says however that pay progression is not the same as a salary increase and that it is wrong to conflate the two. “Pay progression is based on your knowledge and skills; you go through your pay scales as your skills improve, lots of companies have similar systems to reflect your career improvement,” the spokeswoman […]
Christina McAnea, head of health at Unison, said: “This coalition government has taken a scalpel to the pay body’s report and won’t escape the anger of NHS staff. It’s a disgrace that 70% of nurses will not even get a pay rise this year – what sort of message does this give to the value […]
Unison’s Christina McAnea accused the government of mixing up annual pay rises with the increments “designed to reflect the growing skills and experience of nurses and other healthcare workers..