North Devon District Hospital.

Devon healthcare workers must be given NHS lump sum, says UNISON

Hundreds of the lowest-paid workers at North Devon District Hospital are being denied a pay rise worth at least £1,655, says UNISON today (Tuesday).

Strike mandate. Wiltshire Health and Care staff vote for strike action.

Wiltshire healthcare staff back strike action over NHS pay deal

Staff employed by Wiltshire Health and Care* say they are being denied a pay rise worth £1,655 that has been paid to other NHS workers. In the ballot, 95% of staff who took part backed strikes if they are not paid fairly.

NHS workers must now get their money as soon as possible, says UNISON

Following the majority union vote in favour of accepting the government’s pay offer at the NHS staff council today (Tuesday), ministers and employers must ensure health workers get their money as soon as possible, says UNISON. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who chairs the union group on the NHS staff council, said: “NHS workers […]

Take nurse-only pay spine off the table, and focus on real issues with nursing pay

A separate pay structure for nurses is not the answer to wage-grading problems in the NHS for healthcare professionals.

UNISON to recommend acceptance of NHS pay offer

UNISON head of health Sara Gorton comments on the NHS pay offer for 2022-23 and 2023-24.

Strikes across the NHS edge closer as latest industrial action ballot begins

Around 350,000 NHS employees, working for more than 250 health trusts and boards across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, are being asked to vote for strike action over pay this winter from today.

It’s now up to the government to avoid strikes in NHS by putting pay right

UNISON has initiated a formal dispute after most NHS workers were given just a £1,400 wage rise for this year, falling way short of the inflation-busting increase health unions wanted.

Pledge Yes for the NHS

UNISON has launched the next stage of its NHS pay campaign, which is urging members to Pledge Yes for the NHS.

99s head to Plymouth while the government’s pay award seems flakey at best

An ice cream van pulled up to Mount Gould Hospital in Plymouth this morning as UNISON handed out treats for NHS staff.

UNISON staff are all smiles outside Bath Royal United Hospital. The sun is shining and there's a van parked with a table in front covered with a UNISON tablecloth.

UNISON’s organising van hits the road

UNISON staff and stewards were out on the road all week in the Bristol and Bath area with our very own organising van. 

Government announces 3% NHS pay offer

A 3% offer for NHS staff was announced by the government this evening. The offer falls short of UNISON’s claim for £2,000 for every member of the NHS. UNISON’s health committee will meet to discuss the next steps. More follows.

All eyes on the PM to give health staff a decent pay rise

Thousands of health workers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be looking to the Prime Minister to announce his decision on the long-awaited NHS pay rise in the coming days. Ministers have repeatedly said they will await the recommendations of the NHS pay review body (on which they have attempted to set a 1% […]

Mitie must pay up, says UNISON

Porters, domestics, security and help desk workers at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust are missing out on a pay increase that was due in April. Mitie, who employs the staff, claims to be a Real Living Wage employer, and yet has failed to deliver on the promise of an annual pay increase in line with the […]

Let’s call the government out on pay with handclap protest, says UNISON South West

People are being asked to stand on their doorsteps and balconies tonight (Thursday) to slow handclap the government over its proposal for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff. The public action – backed by UNISON, health unions and the TUC – is the latest step in the campaign to achieve fair pay for health […]

Nothing for worn-out NHS staff who’ve kept us safe in the pandemic

Unions representing NHS staff across the UK say the chancellor has let down hard-working health workers by failing to announce a pay rise for them in the Budget. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “The chancellor had a golden opportunity to show the government values exhausted […]