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Low paid carers win annual leave boost

Holiday pay for carers, highways maintenance staff and others employed by Caerphilly council will be significantly boosted following discussions with the trades unions. The landmark agreement means low paid carers and others will receive annual leave payments that properly reflect their regular earnings and are no longer financially penalised during holiday periods. In some cases, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Supreme Court ends British Gas holiday pay challenge

Thousands of working people – whose wages include an element of commission – will now be quids in following the Supreme Court decision today (Tuesday) to refuse British Gas the right to appeal in the Joe Lock holiday pay case, says UNISON. But the union has warned that the decision, based on the Working Time […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Another legal victory for our union – and for thousands of NHS workers

UNISON always believed that the rules around NHS pay already allowed for overtime and working beyond the end of a shift to be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. This is a victory for NHS workers who regularly go the extra mile to make sure we receive the best care possible at all times of the day and night.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

East of England Ambulance Service workers celebrate overtime holiday pay victory

NHS staff who regularly do extra hours can celebrate a landmark court victory ensuring their extra work is taken into account when their holiday pay is calculated, UNISON says today. The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a paramedic and 12 of his colleagues who all work for the East of England Ambulance […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Landmark award at Swansea council

  Public sector union UNISON, is today (18 November), celebrating a landmark decision by the City and County of Swansea Council to improve holiday pay for hundreds of frontline local government employees. Following concerted pressure from the union, the council has conceded that holiday pay should be calculated on the basis of all earnings and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Court of Appeal confirms holiday pay ruling for workers

Thousands of employees whose wages are partly based on commission moved a step closer today (Friday) towards claiming holiday pay previously denied them thanks to a Court of Appeal ruling on a case originally brought by UNISON against British Gas. The decision confirms that anyone whose pay includes an element of commission can no longer […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON secures holiday pay ruling for workers

Thousands of workers will now be able to claim holiday pay previously denied them thanks to a successful ruling today (Monday) on a case brought by UNISON member Joe Lock. The decision means that from now on the amount that employees get paid for their holiday must be based on both their basic pay and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

South Central ambulance workers win holiday pay increase

UNISON has won an historic holiday pay victory for ambulance workers in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), which covers the four counties, has agreed to a union claim that holiday pay should include a payment for regular ‘overruns’. These are incidents of involuntary overtime worked by ambulance crews who attend […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON wins pay out for low-paid staff at Solihull Sixth Form College

Administrative staff, career advisors, science and art technicians, and library assistants working for Solihull Sixth Form College are to receive eight days additional pay a year as a result of mistakes made about the way public holiday pay was calculated. UNISON negotiated the claims on behalf of 14 members of staff employed on term-time contracts, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Looking forward to your Bank Holiday?

It could be less secure than you think… If you’re one of the people lucky enough to get all four days off this Easter bank holiday, you’re probably looking forward to time with family and friends, recharging and maybe knocking a few items off the DIY to-do list. Of course, we mustn’t forget the thousands […]

Blogs on the UNISON South West site.