This is just the beginning of better pay for NHS staff, conference delegates hear as they vote in favour of ‘biggest pay rise in 15 years’ and Agenda for Change reform
Meeting follows offer of 1.7%, or £325 a year, made in talks on 13 April
Members urged to discover what the offer means for them – and to vote by 5 June
Pay deal will affect hundreds of thousands of local government members
March was a momentous month for UNISON members – not least because of a proposed revamp of NHS pay that could benefit a million health workers.
Although no offer has been tabled, UNISON described the discussions as “constructive” and all parties have said they intend to make progress across all elements of the claim at the next meeting.
‘The agreement would mean an end at last to the government’s self-defeating and unfair 1% pay cap,’ says union.
‘It is a fight we must win – it is a fight we will win’
It’s only got 28 days but UNISON made every one of February’s count – here’s our regular round up of just a few of the things the union achieved over the last month
Valentine’s Day, Heart UNISON, Public Service Champions and Pay Up Now! – it all came together across the country today
‘The gloves are off – this year, more than ever, we need a strong campaign’ conference hears
Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.
Almost 150,000 people signed the petition calling to scrap the public sector pay cap, and as a result, MPs debated the issue in Parliament this week.
The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration
A letter to the Prime Minister – “After a life fighting for the interests of working people I am under no illusions about your government’s real plans. As things stand, it looks like you have no plan to restore public sector pay to pre-crisis levels. Nor do you have a plan to stop year on year pay misery, or to find a way of stemming the steady flow of disillusioned staff exiting our under pressure public services.”