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Pay claims submitted on behalf of English and Welsh college workers

UNISON and fellow further education unions ask for ‘inflation plus’ pay rises from September

Public sector staff still bear the brunt of low pay rises, says UNISON

Responding to government figures released today (Wednesday) that show average earnings have increased by 2.2%, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Public sector staff have certainly not seen their earnings increase in many years. “Instead, their pay keeps falling behind inflation meaning nurses, care workers and town hall staff are suffering real financial hardship. It’s […]

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Unions call on university employers to improve their pay offer

Latest offer ‘does not meet members’ expectations’ and needs to be improved, joint unions tell UCEA at most recent talks

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Sterilisation staff win pay rise after two-month dispute

Welsh health board offers increases of up to £1,900 a year after strike by staff paid less than colleagues working for neighbouring boards

UNISON’s response to the Budget

Commenting on the Spring Budget today (Wednesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: On pay “For almost a decade nurses, teaching assistants, town hall staff and others in the public sector have had their wages frozen or been given minuscule pay rises. “These are the people keeping the NHS, schools and local communities afloat in […]

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UNISON’s university workers plan pay campaign

‘Higher education workers deserve fair pay’ conference declares as it sets out plans to build joint pay claim with fellow unions

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English sixth form workers accept pay offer

New agreement sees 1% pay rise backdated to September and abolition of three lowest pay rates from 1 January this year

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All emergency service workers want for Christmas is to be paid their worth

Responding to a TUC analysis published today (Friday) that found emergency service workers have suffered real pay cuts of up to £3,300 since 2011, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Every year emergency service workers put their lives on hold so the rest of us can enjoy the festive season. “We know they are there […]

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Sixth-form workers consulted on pay offer for 2016/17

Consultation starts on 1% pay offer and deletion of lowest pay points in English sixth form colleges

Autumn Statement: little, if anything, for beleaguered public services

Aside from those on the very lowest wages, the pay misery for school, hospital and town hall staff goes on. The government’s stubborn refusal to end the one per cent pay cap means wages are lagging way behind rising food and fuel prices, causing real financial hardship.

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The price of fashion

The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh shocked the world – since then, UNISON has helped the garment workers fight for their rights

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North Ayrshire – a living wage employer

UNISON welcomes accreditation for latest Scottish council

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FE consultation on English employers’ offer now open

Members in English further education have until 4 November to respond to the consultation on the employers’ ‘first and final’ pay offer

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Evidence submitted to NHS pay review body

UNISON puts the case for fair pay for the 2017/18 pay round

Teaching assistants’ pay should be set the same way as teachers, says UNISON

The pay of teaching assistants should be agreed nationally like that of teachers, then local councils would not be able to undermine their earnings and working conditions, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Unlike teachers, many teaching assistants now get paid only during term time. Government spending cuts have forced cash-strapped local authorities to move them to […]