NHS pay – UNISON response to Budget

Government announces additional funding for NHS pay In the Budget on 22 November 2017 the Chancellor confirmed additional funding could be made available for NHS pay for 2018/19. This is a marked change from Government position in previous years, where a 1% absolute cap was announced in advance and artificially constrained each pay round. However, they have also announced that additional funding will be contingent on agreement with the NHS…

Dave Lamey

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Dave Lamey, a much loved former colleague based at Croydon and a proud Senior UNISON Rep for the SW Sector for many years. Dave died in hospital this evening after a short illness. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time, especially his daughter Emma, an EAC based at St Helier, and his…

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:


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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