Dorset charity support staff announce two-day strike in Livability pay dispute

Support staff at a specialist centre in Dorset providing education and care for disabled children and young people are striking over pay next week, says UNISON.

Wiltshire healthcare workers to strike in row over NHS pay deal

Health workers at seven Wiltshire hospitals will take strike action on Tuesday 12 December after being denied a pay rise worth £1,655.

Dorset charity support staff strike again amid Livability pay dispute, says UNISON

Support staff at a specialist centre in Dorset providing education and care for disabled children and young people are taking a second day of strike action over pay today (Wednesday).

Environment Agency staff start industrial action over pay

Thousands of Environment Agency workers in England will stop attending incidents such as floods, water pollution, spills, waste fires and fly-tipping in December and over Christmas, as they begin industrial action from today (Monday).

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University staff in the South West vote to strike over ‘ludicrously low’ pay rise

Cleaners, administrators, library, catering and security workers at Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, University of Gloucestershire and the University of the West of England have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.

UNISON sign outside UNISON centre in London.

Care staff in Somerset consulted on improved pay offer

Support workers and care staff working for Discovery in Somerset are being consulted following an improved pay offer from their employer.

UNISON members hold placards on a picket line outside Francis Close Hall at the University of Gloucestershire.

Low pay and pensions issues prompt further strikes at universities, says UNISON

Staff will take further strike days at eight universities over pay and pensions issues from this week, UNISON says.

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Chancellor must deliver public sector pay rise and cost of living help, says UNISON

The chancellor must use tomorrow’s spring statement to signal a significant rise in public sector workers’ pay or essential services across the UK could come to a standstill, says UNISON today (Tuesday).

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 […]

Hitting wages of key workers would be ‘worst possible’ blow to economy

Government plans to hold down public-sector pay will cause a £142m blow to the South West’s economy, a TUC analysis shows today. A total of £1.3bn will be cut from keyworker pay settlements in England this year, after the chancellor announced the squeeze in November 2020, causing a forecast £1.7bn hit to England’s economy between […]

Corserv care workers count cost of coronavirus

Care workers employed by Corserv in Cornwall have today (Friday) been told that they will not receive a cost of living pay rise in April. The news comes just hours after residents of Cornwall took to the streets for what has become a weekly clap for key workers during the coronavirus pandemic. In a joint […]

99% of Mitie staff in Cornwall ready to take strike action over pay

An overwhelming majority of cleaners, porters and caterers have said they are prepared to strike after UNISON consulted members in hospitals across Cornwall.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust staff balloted for strike action

Administrators and medical secretaries are being balloted for strike action as Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust press ahead with up to 12.5% pay cuts as part of a restructure of services. If the proposals go ahead 53 full-time equivalent posts will be lost and specialised medical secretary roles will disappear. With fewer staff […]

Above inflation pay rise secured for Bristol Waste workers

Recycling operatives and drivers in Bristol have accepted a two year 6.2% pay deal today (Tuesday), which will see a typical worker receive an increase worth around £1,400.