Scrap the cap and give workers a proper pay rise, says UNISON

The government’s pay cap is cutting deep for public service workers

Scrapping the NHS pay cap is the right thing to do, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the government’s health announcement

Thousands march in Edinburgh to demand: Pay Up Now!

5,000 march through Scottish capital to demand an end to the public sector pay cap

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UNISON disappointed by pay offer for colleges in England

UNISON has today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do […]

Blog: It’s time for politicians to wake up, stop hesitating, and put pay up now

This afternoon at the TUC, I was proud to lead the debate on public sector pay. For UNISON’s 1.3 million members, and millions more like them, there is no more important issue.

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 […]

All public sector employees need a decent pay rise, says UNISON

Midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters who belong to UNISON are joining their nursing colleagues demonstrating in Parliament Square today (Wednesday) over the government’s refusal to lift the pay cap. Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing’s protest UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Faced with an exodus of staff across the NHS, ministers’ justification for […]

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.

Higher education: Government urged to get a grip on vice chancellor salaries

UNISON has written to universities minister Jo Johnson to call for more transparency in decision-making over pay in the higher education sector.

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 […]

Blog: Pay up now!

We’re launching a new campaign, which we’ll be rolling out over the summer, to win all public sector workers the pay rise that you have for so long been denied.

Close up of balloons with the UNISON logo

Union gears up for a summer of campaigning

First meeting of new national executive council gets straight down to business

‘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