Solo pay talks could have serious consequences for the NHS

The government’s failure to hold pay talks with every organisation representing striking NHS workers in England is unacceptable, ill-considered, and has potentially perilous consequences, health unions warn today (Monday). The chair and secretary of the union side of the NHS staff council have written to Steve Barclay on behalf of health unions, raising concerns about the government’s […]

#VoteYesfortheNHS – BBC Radio Nottingham

UNISON’s Dave Ratchford spoke to BBC Radio Nottingham explaining why we’re asking NHS workers to vote for strike action. It follows the ballot result from the Royal College of Nursing and the likelihood of strikes across the NHS this winter. The stakes have never been higher, but this is our chance to make a difference […]

UNISON set to ballot NHS workers for strike action

Letters advising more than two hundred NHS employers across England that health staff, including paramedics, midwives, theatre staff, occupational therapists, porters and nurses, are to be balloted for strike action have been sent, says UNISON. Strike ballots for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are due to begin on 27 October and the union says this […]

UNISON launches consultation over NHS rise that doesn’t meet expectations or the real living wage

The government has failed to honour its own ‘levelling up’ promises with the disappointing 3% pay rise for NHS workers in England. The award announced last week doesn’t meet the real living wage of £9.50 per hour for the lowest paid health service workers and widens the gap between those at the top and bottom […]

Government’s treatment of NHS staff is disgraceful

Just as NHS staff thought ministers were at last to announce the pay rise they’ve more than earned, hopes have been cruelly dashed