UNISON health members deliver damning verdict on government’s 3% increase

Health workers in England – angry that rising costs have already wiped out their recent pay rise – have voted to oppose the government over the 3% increase, says UNISON today (Monday). Publishing the results of a consultation exercise that ran over the summer, UNISON says the overwhelming majority (80%) of health workers are not happy with the […]

UNISON launches consultation over NHS rise that meets neither expectations nor real living wage

Rise doesn’t fulfil government’s own pledge to level up

How has NHS staff pay changed over the past decade?

Key points Over the past 10 years, there has been very little change in overall average basic pay for NHS staff, after accounting for inflation. However, there is considerable variation in how pay has changed across different NHS staff groups over the same period. After accounting for inflation, pay declines are particularly visible for nurses […]

Student Book Grant 2021-22

UNISON, at a branch level, is aware of the costs of books and publications when undertaking career progression within the trust. Therefore, if you are about to undertake a professional qualification provided by the employer, you can apply to UNISON for a one off book grant of up to £60.00. The criteria are that you […]

It’s good the government has moved on NHS pay, but staff deserve more, says UNISON

The Government has announced a 3% pay rise for all NHS staff in England. We need to be clear about your role in what is happening. At every stage the government has resisted our calls to open pay talks and this is no exception. They are not asking NHS staff to consider an “offer”. The […]

School Uniform Grants 2021

Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school costs? Help is at hand. We have set up a fund to help UNISON members on low incomes with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of £50 per child, up to a maximum of £150 per family. Please note: We are only […]

Letter to AACE by UNISON National

Please see the letter sent to the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives This can be accessed by clicking the link to the left Peter Steventon Branch Secretary UNISON Senior Staff Side Representative. National Ambulance Sector Rep. UNISON remains committed to working with employers at national and local level to improve the welfare of staff.  

Our first in-person Branch Executive Meeting since COVID

SECAmb UNISON were delighted to host our first Branch Executive meeting since the pandemic this week on the 7th of July. This was a perfect opportunity to tackle key issues affecting both our branch and the wider NHS sector. Issues raised ranged from local workplace issues to the national work UNISON is doing to improve […]

Can UNISON reach you about NHS Pay?

UNISON is fighting for a fair pay rise that recognises your extraordinary efforts. The NHS Pay Review Body is due to make its recommendation on your pay in the summer. So we must be ready to spring into action if we need to when the government makes its decision. That means being able to get […]

All eyes on Boris for NHS pay

👀 All eyes on Boris for NHS pay 👀 The NHS pay review body’s recommendation is due any day. But its report won’t be made public until the Prime Minister makes his decision. The pay rise for NHS workers is now firmly in the hands of the PM. There is nowhere else to hide on NHS pay. All eyes […]