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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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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Email your MP

We are campaigning for an immediate pay rise of £2,000 for all NHS staff. We need your MP to ask the Prime Minister a simple question – why wait? Act now. Email your MP. When we launched our campaign a few weeks ago many of you asked how you could get involved. Many of you have already taken part in […]

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ONE TEAM – 2K – PAY UP NOW

As the biggest trade union in the ambulance sector, UNISON understands the role you play and continue to play in dealing with the pandemic. Now it’s time for the government to recognise this and turn their applause and warm words for NHS staff into a meaningful and early pay rise. This is why UNISON led […]

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NHS Pension Scheme – Age Discrimination

Ambulance update The government has now issued their consultation on correcting the unlawful age discrimination that was identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. The consultation sets out two possible mechanisms for correcting the discrimination, an immediate choice exercise and a deferred choice underpin. Each […]

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Time to give a fair pay rise to all public service workers

Investment in staff and public services will boost the economy Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that around 900,000 public service workers – including teachers, police and the armed forces – will get a backdated pay increase, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today (Tuesday): “The dedication and hugely important part played by all NHS, care, council, police […]

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Moving Forward on NHS Pay

A little over three weeks ago I wrote to all our members in the NHS. Tens of thousands of you responded. Nearly 9 out of 10 of you supported a campaign for an early NHS pay rise. That’s a powerful message from you. We had to act. Today, we have written to the Prime Minister […]

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