Derby’s Conservatives abstain on vote to help council’s lowest-paid workers

The Conservative group on Derby City Council last night (Wednesday 20 July) abstained on a vote that supported a ‘reasonable’ pay rise for council and school workers, despite staff working on the frontline throughout the pandemic. The motion brought by the Labour group and backed by UNISON, asked that Derby City Council support a real […]

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 […]

NHS pay campaign – two days of action begin

Our PAY UP NOW campaign is calling for the government to provide all NHS and health & social care workers with a; substantial, reasonable and quick pay rise. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our NHS heroes and all keyworkers have stepped up risking their own health and wellbeing to support and protect the rest of society. […]