UNISON takes Pay Up Now! campaign to MPs

As rising inflation increases the pressure on public service workers’ pay, UNISON tells MPs rises must be funded properly and be for the whole team

Inflation rise means pay cap is cutting deep

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

Jeremy Corbyn is right to say that all public sector workers need a pay rise

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the 149th TUC in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn delivered a powerful speech that showed why he is such a great friend of working people. He is right to say that all public sector workers need a real pay rise. It’s time for Theresa May […]

Today’s pay move is not nearly enough, says UNISON

Commenting on the news of pay awards for police and prison officers today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s a tiny step in the right direction but not nearly enough. “For seven long years the government’s harsh pay cap has been hurting public sector workers, their families and the services they provide. “There […]

All public sector staff need and deserve a decent pay rise now, says UNISON

Opening the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “We’ve seen years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by an […]

UNISON calls on PM to follow Scotland and lift the pay cap

Commenting on confirmation from the First Minister that the Scottish government is to lift the public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s high time the Prime Minister followed suit and scrapped the cap for all public sector employees – no matter where in the UK they work or what job they do. “By […]

Pay pressure is beginning to pay off – but there’s so much more to do

We’re not satisfied with ending the pay cap. We want to see public sector workers recover the real terms losses they’ve been subjected to over nearly a decade of austerity. It’s completely unjust that public servants have been forced to bear the brunt of bailing out the bankers. It’s completely unsustainable to ask those who our nation relies upon to continue to accept lower pay on a permanent basis.

Pay cap: the numbers behind public sector pay

Public sector pay is in the news – but what exactly are the numbers behind the pay cap?

Government’s refusal to end the pay cap is an insult to public sector workers, says UNISON

Responding to the government’s decision to reject a Labour Party amendment to end the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government’s rejection of the proposals to end the pay cap is an insult to paramedics, nurses, teaching assistants, care staff and all public sector workers. “Ministers have spent the […]

Government must commit to ending pay cap now, says UNISON 

Responding to government plans to review the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This review is a step in the right direction. “But the government has to commit to ending the pay cap and not use the review as a stalling tactic. “Ministers must also recognise the impact […]

Time for MPs to stand up for public sector workers, says UNISON

Responding to the Labour Party’s move to force a vote to end the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Quite rightly, politicians of all parties have praised the efforts of public sector workers over the past few months. “This vote gives MPs a chance to show they really […]

‘The number one priority – will be to break the 1% pay cap’

National delegate conference agrees to a raft of measures to push forward the campaign against the government’s pay cap and, with it, in-work poverty

UNISON on Labour’s manifesto

Commenting on the publication of the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Labour has produced a manifesto that delivers for public services. Ending the pay cap will make a huge difference for hard-pressed public sector employees. Proper investment in the NHS and social care will have a huge impact […]

People protest for NHS pay

Health secretary urged to lift NHS pay cap

UNISON writes to Jeremy Hunt to put case for ending the pay cap