A pay award that’s below inflation is unthinkable, but no pay award at all is unforgivable
Affected areas include the NHS, higher education and the Environment Agency
UNISON members, alongside those from Nipsa, have not received any pay award this year
“This government let frontline workers take responsibility when times were at their toughest, but now it refuses to take responsibility for the things that are in its control”
“The guilt you feel, the anger, the frustration. I can’t put it into words, it’s heartbreaking”
The outsourced workers have won a pay rise of over 14%, an extra week’s leave and the same sick pay as their directly-employed NHS colleagues
The current health secretary says nurses can like it or lump it on the below-inflation pay offer, but that’s not good enough. NHS staff – and the service itself – need much better
Some health employees are now so hard up, they can’t survive without help from their employers.
Compulsory annual registration fee could rise from £98.12 to £117.74.
Government needs long-term solution to staff crisis
Scottish health members, together with those working for the Environment Agency, both provide vital services, which need to be properly funded
OCS workers do the same jobs as many NHS colleagues but they miss out on sick pay when they’re ill, are paid less when they work unsocial hours