Celebrate and defend the NHS at 70

This year the NHS is 70 years old and that’s something worth celebrating! UNISON is proud to represent and celebrate the whole team of staff who work in the NHS. As the largest union in the NHS, we also know that there has never been a more important time for us to stand together and defend our health service against the policies of this government. That’s why we are asking…

Pay rise for NHS staff in England

Members vote overwhelmingly in favour of three year deal UNISON members working for the NHS in England have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three year pay deal and changes to the NHS pay structure negotiated by UNISON and the other 13 NHS unions. All 14 NHS unions have been consulting their members on pay and have today (Friday) collectively endorsed this deal which has been overwhelmingly supported by NHS staff….

Fundraising for Lesley Shaw

Lesley Shaw is a Paramedic UNISON member based at Croydon for many years, who suffered a devastating stroke at her home following a night shift. The stroke has left her with life changing disabilities and a just giving fund has been setup to make essential improvements to her house and her quality of life. At the last LAS UNISON branch meeting, we agreed to donate £500 as part of a…

TUC national demonstration: Step Up for Public Services

The TUC has called a national demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London. This is going to be a key moment in the fight for public services. We’ll show decision makers we’re scared for the public services we love – and the public are on our side. We won’t take the cuts and pay freezes lying down. This march is set to be a big one. UNISON, the TUC and…

Pay Update from UNISON National Ambulance Sector

Dear Ambulance member, We are writing to you about the pay proposals for NHS staff in England. A lot has been said about the proposals on social media and we wanted to respond to a couple of frequently raised questions. Ambulance staff are an integral part of the NHS and it will be NHS staff who make the decision on whether to accept the current offer. The proposals would end…

NHS Pay Proposal – Branch Update

The NHS Staff Council framework agreement proposal was released last week and we have all had time to understand it’s complexities now, so we wanted to produce this overview from our LAS Branch perspective.  We are in an initial stage of consultation with our health members nationally ending mid April when we will individually be asked to make a decision. The ballot will be sent to all members that have…

UNISON puts major proposal for NHS pay to its members

UNISON today unveiled a proposal for a far-reaching modernisation of the NHS pay structure in England over the next three years, which would result in significant pay rises for every single member of staff and could turn the tide of the NHS staffing crisis. The union has led intense and detailed negotiations over a number of months, which have resulted in the proposed framework agreement between NHS unions, employers and…

Operational Management Restructure

Our Branch Chair has today attended the launch on the Operational Management Restructure. We will take some time to assess the accompanied consultation document and will respond in due course when we understand the implications to our members affected. Please contact your local rep if you are affected by these changes or have any questions.  

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