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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Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON

Staff deserve immediate wage lift from government A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday 28 Aug) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and […]

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The NHS Pay Deal – Year 2

Recap of the three-year deal in England In 2018 the NHS Staff Council agreed to reform the NHS pay structure over a three-year period covering April 2018 to March 2021. This reform delivered the following: Won the argument that the top of the band was the full rate for the job Secured an additional £4.2 […]

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Staff Council publishes guidance on new pay progression system for England

The NHS Staff Council has finalised a package to support implementation of the new system for pay progression, in line with the provisions in the England Framework Agreement on pay. The package covers England, with Cymru/Wales currently finalising details for pay progression implementation under the similar provisions contained in their Framework Agreement. The package can […]

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Annex 5 (E) and Section 2 Unsocial Hours payments

Under the terms of the national NHS pay deal, ambulance staff employed prior to 1 September 2018 are subject to Annex 5 (previously Annex E) unsocial hours provisions. Ambulance staff employed from 1 September 2018 and existing staff who change roles (including promotion) will be subject to Section 2. Staff employed before 1 September 2018 […]

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The English NHS pay deal – in six charts

A lot has been written about the NHS pay deal in England and what it will mean to individuals’ pay packets. But how does it affect staff at different stages of their career? July saw the implementation of the new NHS pay deal in England, negotiated by UNISON and other unions. The pay deal marked […]

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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 […]

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NHS pay – UNISON response to Budget

Government announces additional funding for NHS pay In the Budget on 22 November 2017 the Chancellor confirmed additional funding could be made available for NHS pay for 2018/19. This is a marked change from Government position in previous years, where a 1% absolute cap was announced in advance and artificially constrained each pay round. However, […]

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