Search tagged low pay

UNISON comment on proposed 8% payrise for Suffolk County Council chief executive

UNISON regional secretary Glyn Hawker said: “Low-paid public sector workers are again looking at 1% pay rises that are tiny compared to headline-grabbing increases for senior staff in both the public and private sectors. The culture of rewarding those at the top while the wages of other staff are allowed to stagnate is unfair and […]

Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

NHS Providers’ report ‘hits the nail on the head’, says UNISON

Commenting on the NHS Providers’ report, There For You: A Better Future for the NHS Workforce, published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

A run on the bank

The rise of food banks are the most visible face of the poverty crisis affecting the UK in 2017 – they’re the country’s new emergency service. We spent a few days at one to find out more

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Impact of austerity on members report

A report that maps the effects of the public sector pay freeze, the Government spending reviews and wider public sector reforms on UNISON members.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Public shows support for university workers facing pay cut

University of Leicester security workers’ petition attracts nearly 1,000 signatures in days – why not add your support?

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Employers in the care sector are hiding behind complex and incomplete pay slips to break wage laws

At least 200,000 care workers in the UK are only being paid for the time they spend caring for people, and not for when they are travelling between appointments

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Glasgow women to march in their fight for equal pay

Suffragettes will lead Scottish demonstration in continuing struggle over grading system and equal pay

Article on the UNISON National site.

All public sector employees need a decent pay rise, says UNISON

Midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters who belong to UNISON are joining their nursing colleagues demonstrating in Parliament Square today (Wednesday) over the government’s refusal to lift the pay cap. Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing’s protest UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Faced with an exodus of staff across the NHS, ministers’ justification for […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON vows to tackle poverty across society and the deeply divided society it creates

National delegate conference gets underway with discussion on how to tackle the poverty affecting millions across the UK

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Special UNISON summit plans to tackle pay freeze

Over 100 top union activists convened at a pay summit at the UNISON Centre in London today (Thursday) to map out a cross-union strategy for dealing with the ongoing public sector pay freeze

Article on the UNISON National site.

New living wage rates announced

The living wage has risen to £8.75 an hour across the UK and £10.20 an hour in London

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Living wage rises to £9 an hour – and £10.55 in London

Announcement of new rates marks the start of Living Wage Week

News on the UNISON National site.

General election 2017: pay and the cost of living

With just a few days until the election, UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on two of the issues most important to our members

Article, Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Britain needs a pay rise

Yesterday (Thursday 1st June) the TUC launched its general election campaign calling on all parties to “give Britain a pay rise”.  Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary was joined by Clare Williams, Regional Secretary in the South of the Region to highlight the impact of the Government’s policies of Austerity. As the TUC analysis shows, workers […]

News on the UNISON Northern site.

“What about the workers?” says Suffolk County branch

An 8% increase for the chief executive but nothing for everyone else Suffolk County Council has awarded its chief executive a salary increase of £13,450, taking her salary to £170,000 a year. The decision was made to reflect her “hard work in serving the residents of Suffolk” according to a spokeperson quoted in the East Anglian Daily […]

Article, News, UNISON voices on the UNISON Eastern site.