Local government unions urge chancellor to fund pay

Joint letter to Philip Hammond from UNISON, Unite and GMB calls on him to fund ‘a decent pay award’ for school and council staff in this wee’s local government settlement

Give councils and schools the cash to fund a decent pay rise and protect services

The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do

You forced MPs to discuss your pay

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.

Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions

The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration

The NHS is not out of the woods yet

The government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail

Budget leaves public services “gasping for air”

There’s no actual money on the table

l-r: Babs Hennessy, Liverpool UNISON branch secretary, Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool; Dave Prentis, UNISON general secretary; Paula Barker, UNISON North West regional convenor (one pic only). credit: Christian Smith/ Liverpool City Council

UNISON welcomes Liverpool City Council commitments to fair pay

The council is backing UNISON’s campaigns on ending the public sector pay cap and promoting dignity in social care

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON

Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign

Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table

NHS Providers’ report ‘hits the nail on the head’, says UNISON

Commenting on the NHS Providers’ report, There For You: A Better Future for the NHS Workforce, published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably […]

Make the NHS a living wage employer says UNISON

Poverty pay should have no place in the NHS.

One in 10 council workers paid below the living wage, says UNISON​

One in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage, according to an analysis from UNISON released today (Friday). Ahead of the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage week, UNISON is calling on the government to fund councils so they can become living wage employers. If it did, it […]

Interest rates rise is the last thing public servants need

Rate rise adds insult to injury for public service employees suffering from years of wage freezes and limits on their pay

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams

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

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