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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pay deal – is that fair?

  NHS staff offered a 4% pay deal in Scotland and just 1% in England. Is that fair? Sara Gorton, UNISON head of health, on Good Morning Britain this morning. NHS staff in Scotland have been offered a 4% pay deal, while NHS staff in England are only recommended 1% by the Westminster government

Government responses to McCloud pension consultation

The Government has published its response after seeking views on the proposed remedy option for correcting the unlawful discrimination determined in the Court of Appeal’s McCloud judgment. In line with UNISON’s recommendation, it has been confirmed that Deferred Choice Underpin (DCU) will be the remedy option for the NHS Pension Schemes covering England and Wales, […]

Public shows support for NHS staff over pay, says UNISON

Thousands join slow hand clap against government’s proposed 1% rise for NHS staff

Introduction of our new Young Members and Comms Officer

UNISON Member and Rep Jon Harris is a 999 Resource Dispatcher for SECAmb at West EOC. So what is a normal day for you? A normal day consists of getting up around 5, taking my 1 year old springdor out for a walk then heading to Crawley for 12 hour shift starting of finishing around […]