UNISON responds to latest inflation figures

Commenting today (Tuesday) on the rise in inflation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation at its highest level in six years, many public service workers are facing a bleak Christmas. “With wages now lagging even further behind the cost of living, the government’s punishing pay cap is pushing families to the brink. It’s […]

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures

The government needs to take action in next week’s budget

Inflation rise means pay cap is cutting deep

All public servants have seen the value of their pay fall year on year

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say health unions

NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, […]

Government is out of step with the public mood on pay, says UNISON

Commenting on the latest inflation figures, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “With inflation much higher than wages, nurses, teaching assistants and care staff are getting poorer. “The government’s harsh approach to public sector pay is completely out of step with the public mood. “Every day the pay cap stays, public sector employees are […]

UNISON responds to inflation rate high

Commenting today (Tuesday) on inflation hitting its highest level in nearly four years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The soaring cost of living is hitting public sector workers hardest. “Thousands, including nurses and teaching assistants, are struggling on low wages. The government must end the public sector pay cap now.”   Notes for editors: […]