Time to Talk about Pay

Preparation for new pay round gets underway Following the miserly 1% award for all NHS staff in 2016/17, UNISON’s health conference set out a clear strategy for the union’s pay campaign in the coming year. This includes:  campaigning for a change of pay policy to allow a fairer deal for hard-working NHS staff  making the case for a £10ph minimum, £1 an hour increase for all, and levelling…

Ambulance Workforce Issues – Joint Statement

Representatives of ambulance employers, trades unions and other national stakeholders met on 10 June to consider how to make further and more urgent progress on the workforce issues that have led to trades unions holding consultative ballots on possible industrial action. The parties are aware of the potential impact on patients of any form of industrial action that could be taken in the ambulance sector and remain committed to working…

2015/16 NHS Pay Settlement for Ambulance Staff – consultative ballot results

Joint Ambulance Trade Union Statement 03 June 2016 2015/16 NHS Pay Settlement for Ambulance Staff – consultative ballot results UNISON, GMB and Unite, 3 of the trade unions representing the majority of ambulance workers, have conducted consultative ballots of ambulance staff over the government’s failure to deliver on their promises to ambulance staff in England in 2015/16. The results are conclusive and show that ambulance staff in England will take…


“UNISON is holding an indicative ballot of ambulance staff over the failure of the government and employers to deliver on their promises made at the end of the 2014/15 strike action. A link will be sent directly to the email address we have on our records so you need to keep an eye out for it.

Ambulance workers to be balloted over pay

Ambulance staff, including paramedics, are to be balloted over whether they would be prepared to take industrial action over pay,UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis announced today (Monday). Speaking on the eve of the all-out junior doctors’ strike, he warned they will be next on the picket line unless Jeremy Hunt honours promises made a year ago to improve pay and conditions. In his speech to UNISON’s annual health conference in Brighton,…

NHS pay award 2016/17

The NHS Pay Review Body has recommended a 1% consolidated pay rise for all staff across the UK. In England and Scotland the Governments have accepted these and the pay award will be made from 1 April 2016.

NHS Pay Review Body Evidence

Recruitment and retention of ambulance staff Recruitment-and-retention-of-ambulance-staff-PRB-November-2015-FINAL (Download document in full) Introduction Following the 2014/15 NHS pay dispute, the majority of NHS staff accepted a pay settlement for 2015/16. Contained in the letter from the Secretary of State , and further outlined in an NHS Staff Council paper , the pay settlement included specific commitments to ambulance staff. One of these commitments was to look at recruitment and retention as a…

Detail of the NHS Pay offer including ambulance proposals

Click here to download and read the offer letter from Jeremy Hunt to Christina which the SGE agreed to consult members on. In addition to the NHS offer, the strength of industrial action in the ambulance sector led to the following proposals being added.

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