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.