‘The fight for our lowest-paid members will underpin all we do’

UNISON health conference debate sees passionate commitment to campaign to defend Agenda for Change and improve it

Health unions to consult ambulance staff over strike action on pay

Ambulance workers in England are to be asked if they would be prepared to take action over pay. Their three unions – GMB, Unite and UNISON – today (Monday) announced they will be consulting ambulance staff over pay and grading – issues they say should have been dealt with a year ago. Ambulance staff are […]

Welsh NHS workers ‘disappointed’ at 1% PRB recommendation

But UNISON welcomes Welsh government’s continued commitment to living wage

UNISON disappointed at NHS pay recommendation for 2016/17

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) from NHS Pay Review Body of its proposals on pay for 2016/17, UNISON Head of Health Christina McAnea said: “It’s disappointing for NHS workers that the PRB has stuck to the artificial one per cent pay freeze imposed by the Chancellor. “Government pay policies since 2010 have seen most […]

Yorkshire ambulance paramedics win pay rise

Agreement reached on regrading to reflect paramedics’ skills as UNISON prepared for industrial action ballot

NI minister imposes NHS pay award

UNISON refutes minister Simon Hamilton’s claim for trade union non-engagment on NHS pay

People protest for NHS pay

UNISON gives evidence to NHS pay body

UNISON has stressed that the government’s instruction of a 1% payroll limit is unfair and will worsen staff shortages and damage patient care

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

Government’s claim of pay rise in NHS all smoke and mirrors says UNISON

UNISON has today slammed the government over a Treasury letter to the chair of the public sector Pay Review Bodies (PRB) – including the NHS PRB – which stated that not all staff will get a pay rise as promised in the Summer budget. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “It is clear from this […]

Health members in Northern Ireland plan further industrial action

Thousands of members expected to take part in two-week action

Health workers vote for strike ballot if move to a seven-day NHS is paid for by cutting staff pay

Delegates at UNISON’s annual health care conference in Liverpool today (Tuesday) gave an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote to an industrial action ballot if any government tried to remove unsocial hours payments

UNISON NHS members in England accept government’s pay offer

“Our members have voted to accept this offer. Although it does not go far enough, it is an improvement and it will make a difference particularly to over 250,000 of the lowest-paid in the NHS.

Pay consultation: have your say

There is just one week to go in the English health consultative ballot on the government’s pay proposals

Health pay consultation (England)

Details of how branches will need to consult members will be available later this week via a health branch circular

Unsocial hours plan ‘a cause for concern’

UNISON evidence to NHS Pay Review Body warns of staff leaving service, and expresses concern that government focuses on cutting costs rather than on seven-day service designed around patients