UNISON launches consultation over NHS rise that meets neither expectations nor real living wage

Rise doesn’t fulfil government’s own pledge to level up The government has failed to honour its own ‘levelling up’ promises with the disappointing 3% pay rise for NHS workers in England, says UNISON. The award announced last week doesn’t meet the real living wage of £9.50 per hour for the lowest paid health service workers […]

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All eyes on the PM to give health staff a decent pay rise

No more delay tactics over deserved wage rise Thousands of health workers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be looking to the Prime Minister to announce his decision on the long-awaited NHS pay rise in the coming days, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Ministers have repeatedly said they will await the recommendations of the NHS […]

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UNISON joins the fight over proper use of health data

The union seeks government guarantees that health data will be used in an ethical manner, assigned its true value and used for the benefit of UK healthcare The government has announced its intention to take a copy of the entire GP-recorded medical history of patients in England from this summer – in part for commercial […]

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OUR KEY WORKERS DESERVE MORE

Key workers kept us safe during the pandemic.  While many of us worked at home, NHS staff, carers, refuse collectors, teaching assistants and police staff put themselves at greater risk to be there for us. They looked after the sick and the vulnerable. They made sure our communities functioned by ensuring bins were emptied and […]

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National Uniform

The National Healthcare Uniform Project is a proposal put forward by NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services to introduce a nationally standardised uniform across the NHS in England. We would encourage you to complete the survey and ensure ambulance service members views are represented. The proposal states that a national uniform will offer a strong national […]

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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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