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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Wellbeing Day

LAS UNISON are pleased to see that the London Ambulance Service are to give ALL staff an extra days annual leave (to be called a wellbeing day), as a thank you for the work we have all done over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. LAS UNISON formally raised this with the service at […]

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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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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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