London Package 2021 – Improving Working Lives

At our branch meeting today (24 March 2021) we discussed and agreed to send the following letter to the London Ambulance Service CEO. It was also discussed at our AGM. Dear Garrett, In 2014 our late great friend, Branch Secretary of LAS UNISON – Eric Roberts, wrote to the London Ambulance Service CEO at the […]

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UNISON secures corrective holiday payments for NHS staff in England

Over recent months, UNISON has led negotiations to secure a framework for NHS staff working under NHS terms and conditions (Agenda for Change) in England to ensure that they receive their correct holiday pay. The NHS terms and conditions handbook, under section 13 already clearly states that pay should be calculated based on what an […]

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Government responses to McCloud pension consultation and Pension Age Survey

The Government has published its response after seeking views on the proposed remedy option for correcting the unlawful discrimination determined in the Court of Appeal’s McCloud judgment. In line with UNISON’s recommendation, it has been confirmed that Deferred Choice Underpin (DCU) will be the remedy option for the NHS Pension Schemes covering England and Wales, […]

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One per cent pay rise “is the worst kind of insult”

The public will be horrified. NHS staff will think it’s some kind of joke Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the Department of Health and Social Care paper on workforce funding and pay – recommending a 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England – UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “No wonder the chancellor […]

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HCPC registration fee rise

The Health and Care Professions Council has announced an £8.12 a year increase to their registration fee. The proposals are due to be laid in the Scottish and UK Parliaments. If approved, the changes will come into effect on 1 July 2021 with clinical scientists, prosthetists and orthotists and speech and language therapists the first group to […]

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Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say health unions

Celebrities back call for wage increase Football pundit Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand and Hollywood star David Oyelowo are among celebrities backing a fair pay campaign launched today (Monday) by health unions. To mark International Thank You Day, the 14 unions are urging the public to use social media to champion the vital work of […]

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Overtime Payments

Some staff should be receiving additional overtime payments this month for COVID related absences. UNISON raised this issue with People & Culture on the 6 May 2020 in relation to staff who have had to be off work due to COVID. We have been raising it regularly at meetings and other forums since then and […]

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