Northamptonshire’s healthcare assistants demand pay justice

Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust and Kettering General Hospital Foundation NHS Trust are demanding the correction of a historic issue that results in them being underpaid for clinical work they are routinely expected to undertake. This is part of UNISON’s Pay Fair for Patient Care campaign, which has seen HCAs in […]

Unions must be part of negotiations over Derbyshire council cuts

Derbyshire County Council must fully consult with unions as it seeks more than £30m of spending cuts that will damage community services, says UNISON. The union says reductions in services and jobs are not the only way to make savings and is urging the council to stick with an earlier pledge to discuss plans properly […]

UNISON Voice Newsletter – January 2024

Happy New Year from UNISON East Midlands Gas (Southern) Branch. In the first newsletter of 2024, read the report from UNISON Energy’s seminar in Leeds, check out the important dates for your shiny new diary, and how your branch is supporting the critical work of Medical Aid for Palestine and the Red Cross. UNISON Voice […]

Leicester’s healthcare assistants demand fair pay deal

Healthcare assistants at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are calling for the recognition and pay they deserve, as concerns grow about staff leaving for better paying jobs, says UNISON. According to the union, healthcare assistants should be on an NHS salary band 3 if they undertake clinical tasks such as observations, venepuncture, wound management […]

Nottingham council workers shouldn’t have to pay the price for Westminster’s failings

The UK’s biggest trade union is calling on the government to urgently address the ‘broken’ local council funding system that has led to Nottingham City Council effectively declaring itself bankrupt. Nottingham City Council must now stop all spending other than on services it must provide by law, which could mean drastic cuts to non-statutory services […]

UNISON in E.ON pay offer – it’s a done deal!

Over 98% of UNISON Members in E.ON have said YES to the pay offer What it means: 5.75% increase to the current salary rates and associated allowances effective from 1st January 2024. This is a two-year deal, so there’ll be a further 3.25% to base salary and associated allowances in April 2025. The company has […]

Striking school workers in Leicester win above average pay rise

After more than 40 days of industrial action, support staff at a Leicester special school have emerged victorious in their fight for fair pay. Support staff at Ash Field Academy have won a pay rise of up to 25% following a sustained campaign of strike action. Teaching assistants and school support workers will now get […]

UNISON in E.ON – Vote on the Pay Deal

After lengthy and wide-ranging meetings with the company, UNISON is pleased to announce the below pay offer: A 5.75% increase to the current salary rates and associated allowances effective from 1st January 2024. The proposed deal is a two year deal, so there’ll be a further 3.25% to base salary and associated allowances in April […]

King’s Speech shows the government is all out of ideas

Commenting on the measures outlined in the King’s Speech today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This is a government with nothing left to offer. There was little announced today that will make the slightest bit of difference to the many real and deep-seated problems the country faces. “This is a legislative programme heavy […]

Nottinghamshire County Council is the latest to face financial crisis but won’t be the last

Following yesterday’s announcement that Nottinghamshire County Council needs to plug a gap of over £60m over the next 3 financial years, the UK’s biggest trade union is calling on the Westminster government to urgently address the ‘broken’ local government funding system. UNISON, which represents local government workers delivering vital frontline services across Nottinghamshire, says Jeremy […]