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April 17th, 2018

UNISON’s health conference delegates today voted in support of the proposed three-year pay deal that is currently out to consultation with the union’s health members.

George Barron, vice-chair of the health service group executive, told conference: “What we have done is actually quite...

April 17th, 2018

Higher education unions, including UNISON, and employers are due to meet again to discuss this year’s pay rise on 10 May.

At the last meeting on Friday 13 April, higher education employers offered to increase pay by 1.7%, or £325 a year (full-time equivalent), whichever is higher.


April 17th, 2018

Employers in the care sector are using complex and incomplete pay slips to get away with paying staff less than the minimum wage, says UNISON today (Tuesday).

Under new legislation introduced this week, employers whose staff work variable shifts must list all the hours they’ve been paid...

April 17th, 2018

The first person to be born in the NHS, nearly 70 years ago, addressed health delegates in Brighton this week, with a striking observation.

“I worry that, for the majority of people, the NHS has always been there,” said Aneira Thomas. “They don’t remember a time before it, or they were...

April 17th, 2018

Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ.

The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to...