UNISON negotiate £1500 payment for 999 call handlers in the East Midlands

UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, is pleased to announce a new pay boost for 999 call handlers working at East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS). This agreement comes in response to the notable increase in turnover among emergency call handlers at EMAS over the past year, nearly double that of other roles within […]

Local government and schools workers balloted for strike action over pay

Commenting on the pay offer for 2023/24 made to council and school staff by employers, UNISON head of local government Mike Short said today (Wednesday): “Without investment in the workforce, there’ll be no public services. “Council and school staff are caring for the most vulnerable, educating future generations, and keeping the local environment safe and clean. “These […]

East Midlands members demand the government puts NHS pay right

Members across the East Midlands are joining the campaign to Put NHS Pay Right Together, we are calling for a proper NHS pay rise that beats inflation, makes good on decades of pay cuts and makes sure hardworking, dedicated, but exhausted staff, aren’t forced out of our NHS. Right now, the workforce is in crisis. […]

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

Pay restraint is a ‘cruel blow’ for those working tirelessly in the pandemic

Responding to reports the chancellor of the exchequer is preparing to impose a pay cap on most public sector workers, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said; “Key workers across ​all public services remain at the heart of the fight against Covid. “​Reports of pay ​restraint ​for all but frontline NHS staff would be a ​cruel body blow to ​other health, care and public service employees working tirelessly to get […]

Caterers in Lincolnshire hospitals threatened with redundancy

Despite employer making multi-million-pound profits.

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise

Public want health pay rise straight away