Pay Consultation

The SGE’s Agenda for Change group has considered the results of the pay consultation. Across the UK, most branches and regions responding were in favour of Option A – the earnings maximisation strategy Where branches recommended moving to a pay ballot this was based on very low turnout Health conference in April 2017 endorsed the earnings maximisation strategy. Given the results, UNISON will be working with regions and branches to…






Developing a UNISON response to HCPC 12.5% fee hike for registrants

The Health and Care Professions Council is consulting on increasing its annual registration fee from £80 to £90. This affects all 16 professions regulated by HCPC. This is an increase of 12.5% and comes hot on the heels of the 5% fee increase that took effect in April 2014. It comes during a period when registrants have suffered five years of real terms pay cuts. Please complete our Survey to…






NHS Pay Proposals 2015 – 16

Consultation and Ballot information for branches/members Summary: Health branches in England are asked to note the HSGE position on pay proposals, arrangements for consultative ballot and organise workplace meetings with members to explain the proposals






RCN publish guidance for their members

The RCN has published advice for their members on their website. There is a specific mention of the London Ambulance Service and is copied below:






NHS WORKERS VOTE YES TO STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF STRIKE ACTION

UNISON’s NHS workers, including nurses, occupational therapists, porters, paramedics, medical secretaries, cooks and healthcare assistants have voted yes to industrial action in a dispute over pay in England NHS staff have been denied a pay rise following the Government’s decision to ignore the independent PRB recommendation. This means 60% of NHS staff and 70% of nurses won’t get a pay rise for the next two years. The result of the ballot is as follows. Are you…






Images from the Front Line

The Industrial action on the 30 November was well supported right across the service. Many staff offered emergency cover to the people of London responding to emergency calls from the picket line.






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Updating Your Details

We regularly ask our members to keep us updated with their current workplace, home address and name. We established a quick and easy way of doing this via the web site on our update page. There is a prominent link to this on the top menu bar as well as a link further down the home page. You can of course also update your details by ringing UNISON Direct on…






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NHS Staff Survey

The results from the NHS Staff Survey for 2009 have now been published on the Care Quality Commision Website. Almost 290,000 NHS staff were asked for their views on working in the NHS in October 2009 (fifty-five percent responded).