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…

Eric Roberts – Plans for memorial tribute

Following the sad and untimely death of UNISON’s president and LAS UNISON Branch Secretary, Eric Roberts, the General Secretary and the Presidential Team have proposed that UNISON should host an event in Eric’s memory as a tribute to his life and work. The NEC suggested that the event should be held on the 8th February, possibly in the afternoon in central London. This is a tentative date at this stage…

Young Workers Month

November is young workers’ month! We will be aiming to raise the profile of young workers and young UNISON members by recruiting and organising them to help us win better working conditions and build an even stronger union. UNISON survey: bullying and harassment of young workers 2016 Take our survey now by clicking here This survey is open to all young workers (not just UNISON members) under the age of…

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…

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…

Joint Trade Union Paramedic Retention Survey 2015

UNISON, GMB and Unite, the 3 main trade unions representing ambulance staff are running a joint survey on Paramedic retention. The results of this survey will help us to represent the views of paramedics at the NHS Pay Review Body and with employers at a national level. Paramedics are in short supply and high demand leaving NHS ambulance services facing a recruitment and retention crisis. We want to understand the…

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…

UNISON report reveals scale of secret stress among ambulance workers in London

Staff shortages, long hours and the mental demands of the job are placing an enormous burden on ambulance workers in London as nine in ten (94 per cent) report suffering with stress, according to a new UNISON survey. The survey is published today (Friday) ahead of the union’s annual health conference in Liverpool next week. The survey – of 254 ambulance workers in London  – reveals that more than three-quarters…

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