NHS Staff Survey results show that woeful pay has taken its toll, says UNISON

Only 31% of NHS staff were satisfied with their level of pay in 2017 Responding to the publication today (Tuesday) of the NHS Staff Survey UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s clear that wage freezes, and woeful pay rises below the rate of inflation, have taken their toll on NHS staff. “If this isn’t addressed, the NHS is going to haemorrhage more staff. This not only puts further pressure on the remaining nurses, healthcare assistants and other…

Pay Claim Update & Survey

In September UNISON, along with the other NHS trade unions, submitted a claim for a pay award that matches inflation plus an extra £800 for all staff. We also asked the government for extra funding so we can change the NHS pay system to make it better and fairer. As a result we are now in detailed talks with employers and government. So we thought this would be the perfect…

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…

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