Start pay talks to stop NHS strikes this winter, says UNISON

The government can easily prevent strikes across the NHS this winter. Start pay talks to stop NHS strikes this winter says UNISON Commenting on comments made by Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi earlier today (Sunday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government can easily prevent strikes across the NHS this winter. Steve Barclay simply has to start […]

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Boost NHS pay to prevent pre-Christmas strikes

Ambulance workers in England to strike Ambulance workers across England are likely to strike before Christmas, says ​UNISON today (Tuesday 29 Nov), as it announces the results of its month-long NHS strike ballot. Thousands of 999 call handlers, ambulance technicians, paramedics and their colleagues working for ambulance services in the North East, North West, London, […]

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Public sector pay cuts are the worst possible response

Government has no grasp of real people’s lives Responding to reports that public sector pay awards could be capped at 2% in the coming months, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Tuesday 1 Nov): “Holding down pay for public sector staff is the worst possible response. This shows a government with no ideas, nor a […]

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5000 Members & Vote Yes

Dear Colleagues, LAS UNISON Branch is proud to announce a momentous occasion, we have reached over 5000 Members! Yesterday (26 Oct) at our training centre in Newham Dockside we signed up our 5000th member to the branch. Newly Qualified Paramedic, Natalie Stonehouse who will be posted to Homerton. Not only is UNISON the largest Union […]

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The next phase in the NHS pay campaign

We have entered the next stage of our campaign to improve NHS pay. We have entered a formal dispute with the government and employers in the NHS and are moving to the formal ballot. I am writing to all our members in the NHS to inform them of this, and I have copied the full detail […]

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Pledge YES for the NHS

It’s nearly time to pledge YES for the NHS! Our pledge drive campaign starts next week before the ballot that will run from 27th October to the 25th November. Show your support and ensure we have your current contact details. You can update them here. Get ready to have your say in the consultation on […]

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NHS Pay Announcement

The government has announced a £1,400 pay award for NHS staff. This announcement is over 3 months late and falls far short of inflation. That makes it another real-terms pay cut. We can confirm UNISON will run a consultation of all members in the NHS – so you can decide how we respond. Immediately following […]

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