Notes to editors: UNISON is campaigning for an early rise for health workers who have given their all during the Covid-19 pandemic and members have written to their MPs asking for support. © Copyright 2021 Privacy policy Our members are proud to be part of the incredible NHS team that stepped up to deal with the COVID-19 virus. Eastern region MPs are supporting a £2,000 pay rise for NHS staff. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “It’s in the Prime Minister’s gift to speed up the pay review process. They’re requesting that the next pay rise kicks in ahead of 31 March and before the end of 2020. UNISON, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY. UNISON members working for the NHS in England have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three year pay deal and changes to the NHS pay structure negotiated by UNISON and the other 13 NHS unions. – Agenda for Change staff in the NHS are currently covered by a three-year pay and reform deal, due to end on 31 March 2021. Comments Thursday 9 July 2020 For immediate release An early pay rise would help NHS conquer the Covid backlog, says UNISON Commenting on the latest figures today (Thursday) from NHS England, which show there are now almost 1.45 million people in England waiting more than 18 weeks for hospital treatment, UNISON head of Pay rises for doctors and nurses are welcome and no one could begrudge them after the 2020 they’ve had, but care workers have also had a horrific year," he said. “All NHS staff deserve a proper pay rise as soon, as possible and health service workers employed by private contractors like me deserve to be included. ... Unison’s head of health, ... in London, as they demand a pay rise on 29 July 2020 . We would all finish our shifts feeling exhausted. Events taking place across the London region include letters to MPs and information stalls at various hospitals. NHS workers in London call on government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON. UNISON, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY. Frontline NHS workers across Scotland are to be given a pay rise. Nearly half a million UNISON members work in health care in the NHS and for organisations providing NHS services. UNISON Eastern regional secretary Tim Roberts said: “Investing in the NHS and its incredible staff is a must for the government. “We had to wear the full PPE with masks and gowns. Terms and conditions. The unions, which includes the Royal College of Nursing and Unison, have been campaigning together since summer 2020 for an early and significant pay rise for NHS professionals. However, they point out that giving them a wage increase is “morally … the right decision to take”, adding: “It’s time to do more than praise their courage and dedication.”. Support for an early 2020 pay rise was highest among younger adults aged 18-34 (74%), ahead of those aged 35-54 (69%) or aged over 55 (65%). But health workers are exhausted, with many still recovering from the first virus peak.”. Women are bigger backers of a significant wage rise for NHS staff, with three in 10 (30%) backing a large increase … You might not think that’s exactly a controversial statement – an overwhelming 85% of the public think pay should increase according to a recent UNISON/SavantaComRes poll. We keep the NHS running.”. Despite having only finished treatment for cancer in January, he chose to return to work in March – despite being advised to shield – to support his colleagues who were under extreme pressure. Michelle Tymon is a domestic at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Unison members will begin two days of campaigning for a “significant pay rise” of at least £2000. We use cookies on our website to ensure you find the information you need in the simplest way. – UNISON estimates that a £2,000 pay rise for all NHS staff would cost around £2.8bn in England (plus additional spending in the devolved administrations). But it will show exhausted staff the government cares as much about them as it does about their patients.” “NHS staff have shown amazing dedication throughout this pandemic, sometimes at a risk to their own safety. That’s why, yesterday and today, staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics are holding socially distanced events and using social media to call for a proper pay rise. As the senior representative of this group of NHS staff, I want to ask you to support UNISON’s case for an immediate pay rise of at least £2,000 a year for all NHS staff. All local government workers need a pay rise after years of pay erosion. “But for lower-paid staff who daily perform gruelling and dangerous tasks working in live Covid areas, a pay rise now is absolutely essential to help allow them a decent standard of living and to gain the dignity they deserve.”. The only controversy is how much and how soon. She is employed by a private contractor rather than directly by the NHS. – Agenda for Change staff in the NHS are currently covered by a three-year pay and reform deal, due to end on 31 March 2021. This was rejected out of hand by UNISON, UNITE and the GMB. “I call on the Prime Minister to show that he meant his fine words about the work of our NHS staff during the first wave of the pandemic and give them the pay award they rightly deserve.”. Dave Prentis, general secretary of the union Unison, criticised what he described as a “divide and rule” approach to pay between sectors, and said the UK was clearly back in austerity. A Unison survey has found 69% of people think NHS employees should be awarded a pay rise this year. UNISON is campaigning to ensure everyone who works in our NHS is valued, whatever role they fill. Find out more about cookies and how we use them. Friday 3 July 2020 For immediate release Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise, say health unions The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday). “I really felt for the nurses and doctors who had to work longer shifts than us in the full PPE. During the pandemic, Sam says the call rate nearly doubled, meaning more work for him and his colleagues. “Paying staff fairly will show they’re valued and begin to turn the corner on the record nursing and wider vacancy levels. … UNISON led the negotiations and the Treasury agreed to find £4.2bn of new money to ensure that these pay increases do not come at the cost of jobs or patient care. Protests over exclusion from public sector pay rise Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2019. An overwhelming majority (85%) believe pay should increase. It would help the health service tackle the mounting staff shortages that were already causing huge problems even before the virus hit. NHS staff deserve a pay rise. Eastern region MPs are supporting a £2,000 pay rise for NHS staff. Our job is hard enough as it is, but our shifts became even more physically draining. Without urgent action on pay, vacancies across the NHS will continue to increase.”. UNISON’s pay claim, which was delivered to Downing Street last month, would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of the year. NHS staff say ‘#OneTeam2K’ as they call for a pay rise. When the UK Chancellor announced the long-delayed 2020 Pay Review Body awards for workers in other sectors, he failed to take the opportunity to respond to our call to move NHS pay forward by committing to give health The Royal College of Nursing are calling for a 12.5 per cent pay rise for nursing staff across the UK, while the GMB is demanding 15 per cent and … An early rise would also help with the recruitment of new staff needed to fill the many vacancies across every ward, team, department and clinic, say the letters. UNISON is leading the campaign for NHS staff to get a proper pay rise this year – before the current three-year deal is up. The Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON Staff deserve immediate wage lift from government A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. Just 10% of people think health workers should have to wait until Highest excess deaths in Scotland for 129 years in 2020; A union is calling on the Scottish Government to give NHS workers a £2000 pay rise. – According to UNISON/Savanta ComRes polling published in July, a majority of the public (69%) think all NHS staff should get an early pay rise. There was a compelling case for an early and significant pay rise for NHS staff before the pandemic, and their dedication, commitment and professionalism make that a cast-iron one now. – The 14 NHS unions are: British Association of Occupational Therapists, British Dietetic Association, British Orthoptic Society, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, College of Podiatry, Federation of Clinical Scientists, GMB, Managers in Partnership, Prison Officers Association, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, Society of Radiographers, UNISON and Unite. Excluded from a recent public sector pay rise, nurses and healthcare workers have begun mobilising in their thousands to demand a pay increase. ... 2020 – … Our claim is for £10 an hour for the lowest paid council staff and a 10% pay increase for everyone else. Just 10% of people think health workers should have to wait until Thursday 17 September 2020 For immediate release. Elsewhere in the UK, UNISON members in Scotland and Wales will begin campaign activity next week. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of 14 unions, said: “The NHS can’t run without its staff. By continuing to use our website you are consenting to their use. UNISON is campaigning for an early rise for health workers who have given their all during the Covid-19 pandemic and members have written to their MPs asking for support. It says staff are “stressed, burned out and fearful” and that asking them to carry on regardless is “increasingly unrealistic”. Sara Gorton says exhausted staff need morale boost now Commenting on the start of the NHS pay review process announced today (Friday) which means staff must wait until at least May 2021 for a rise, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s cruel to make staff wait until next summer to learn what their pay rise will be. “And never has that been more apparent, more needed, or more valued than now. NHS workers are not due a pay rise until April 2021, but the health unions say an early increase would help employees “feel valued, by the entire country, and the government too”. “I support calls for the UNISON North West also held a webinar, with speakers including Paula Barker, the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree. Last weekend over 40 demonstrations coalesced around a demand for a 15% pay rise for all NHS workers; now it's up to the unions to show some leadership, writes Jack MacBean. She said: “The nursing staff having worked tirelessly during the pandemic are the only group of public sector staff not to receive a pay rise directly linked to working directly with COVID-19 sufferers. The letter adds: “Once more NHS staff will be relied upon to protect and care for us all. Cambridge’s Daniel Zeichner backed the campaign. Activities in the South East included UNISON members at Wexham Park Hospital holding a socially distanced protest (pictured). Health staff across London – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. He is responsible for dispatching ambulances to 999 calls and, in his spare time, volunteers as an emergency responder. “A wage rise won’t stop the virus. The public back a pay rise for all NHS staff before the end of the year, a poll suggests. Find out more about cookies and how we use them. We were tired, hot, and sweaty. Health workers know the public backs an early NHS pay rise, and with early autumn bringing rising rates of infection, UNISON believes it is the perfect time for the government to show the high regard in which ministers say they hold NHS staff, and bring forward the pay rise due in April 2021. Terms and conditions. But we also want to earn a decent living and to be able to support our own families. Events taking place across the North West region include protests at hospitals in Blackburn, Prestwich, Burnley, Clitheroe and Pendle. UNISON Scotland is part of a campaign for an early settlement of next year’s pay deal and the £2k award, and has welcomed an announcement that the Scottish secretary for health has agreed to reopen pay talks. © Copyright 2021 Privacy policy Getty. A proper way to thank us is to give us a fair and decent pay rise that we deserve.”. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These workers, who are among the lowest paid in hospitals, have earned this increase. They state in the letter that raising pay this year could persuade staff looking to leave the NHS to change their minds. Government must ‘gift exhausted NHS staff pay rise,’ unions say. Two in five Brits (39%) back an immediate pay rise for NHS staff, with over two thirds (69%) supportive of a pay rise happening this calendar year. NHS pay campaign update: August 2020 UNISON is campaigning along with 14 other health unions for an early and substantial pay rise for NHS staff across the UK. Mark said: “A pay rise for my role would be much appreciated and recognise the sacrifices all NHS staff have made to care for patients throughout the pandemic. Find out more about cookies and how we use them. UNISON: Liz Chinchen M: 07778 158175 E: press@unison.co.uk I often saw front-line nurses in tears outside the hospital. Health staff across the UK are entering a second day of campaigning, urging the government to give every NHS worker an early pay rise of at least £2,000. On the issue of a wage increase for NHS workers, Mr Prentis said: “Health staff have already shown they and the NHS more than deserve a rise this year. This early wage increase – equivalent to around £1 an hour extra for all staff – could give ailing local economies a much-needed boost as workers spend the extra money in their pockets on the high street. – UNISON estimates that a £2,000 pay rise for all NHS staff would cost around £2.8bn in England (plus additional spending in the devolved administrations). NHS pay campaign update: August 2020 UNISON is campaigning along with 14 other health unions for an early and substantial pay rise for NHS staff across the UK. NHS nurses were always due to be considered for a pay rise in 2021-22, when a previously agreed three-year deal will come to an end. It would mean that my part-time salary would be boosted a little.”. – UNISON estimates that a £2,000 pay rise for all NHS staff would cost around £2.8bn in England (plus additional spending in the devolved administrations). UNISON’s pay claim, which was delivered to Downing Street last month, would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of the year. NHS staff deserve a pay rise. But it will show exhausted staff the government cares as much about them as it does about their patients.” Find out more about cookies and how we use them. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “It’s in the Prime Minister’s gift to speed up the pay review process. – The UNISON claim is for an increase of at least £2,000 to every point on the NHS salary scale. RCM executive director of external relations Jon Skewes, who is also treasurer for the NHS group of unions, said: “Midwives, maternity support workers and all our NHS staff do an incredible job day in, day out, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. In the East Midlands, UNISON members are writing to MPs, holding virtual meetings and attending socially-distanced lunch time demonstrations. Unison said a survey showed 69% of the public think all NHS staff should get an early pay rise before the end of this year, in light of coronavirus. UNISON Scotland achieves agreement from health secretary to pay rise for NHS workers 16 September 2020 Trisha Hamilton Scotland’s dedicated NHS workers are set to get a pay increase following a positive meeting with Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeane Freeman, says UNISON. “An early pay rise would also be the country’s best way of saying a heartfelt thank you to every single member of the NHS team.”. “All members of the public l have spoken to find this grossly unfair. They all deserve better from porters to nurses. Hannah Reed from the RCN, who is also acting secretary to the health unions’ group, said: “NHS staff have been underpaid for years and there has never been a more critical time for the government to address this. Find out more about UNISON in the health sector. But no one is superhuman and many are feeling the strain. Socially distanced events taking place across the North East include videos of support from MPs Catherine McKinnell, Liz Twist and Mary Foy, thank you packs being dropped onto wards at Newcastle Hospitals Trust, and actions at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust and County Durham & Darlington NHS Trust. The trust wants to transfer more than 100 NHS workers to NHS Property Services, an arms-length company where staff are not entitled to the same pay and conditions as their directly employed colleagues, says UNISON. UNISON member Ruth works working as a staff nurse at County Durham & Darlington Foundation Trust. ... the extra funding means the pay rise won’t be at the expense of services or patient care. Support for an early 2020 pay rise was highest among younger adults aged 18-34 (74%), ahead of those aged 35-54 (69%) or aged over 55 (65%). Pay rise for low paid NHS Wales workers Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement today that it will boost the lowest rates in NHS Wales to £9.30 per hour, the rate of the Foundation Living Wage, Tanya Palmer, UNISON regional secretary said, “This is … Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister calling for a pay rise for all NHS staff before Christmas. In Northern Ireland, UNISON members held photo stunts across Mater Hospital, Ulster Hospital, South West Acute Hospital, Omagh Hospital, Craigavon Hospital and Royal Hospital. Women are bigger backers of a significant wage rise for NHS staff, with three in 10 (30%) backing a large increase … Tell us what a pay rise would mean for you and your colleagues. Government must grant NHS staff a wage rise by Christmas, say health unions, Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2019. An early wage boost could also “prove attractive to thousands of much-needed potential NHS recruits”. You might not think that’s exactly a controversial statement – an overwhelming 85% of the public think pay should increase according to a recent UNISON/SavantaComRes poll. RCM T: 0207 312 3456 E: media@rcm.org.uk. Hourly rates for the lowest paid workers will rise from around £8.75 to £9.21 an hour, bringing their pay in line with NHS staff doing similar jobs. NHS workers in London call on government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON. UNISON member Mark Inch is a trainee clinical scientist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. With placards demanding “pay rise now” and “One team: 2k”, UNISON members across the UK are taking a stand. Samad Billoo is an emergency resource dispatcher who has worked for the London Ambulance Service for over 20 years. Unison submits findings to the NHS Pay Review Body and calls for all NHS staff to receive a pay rise of at least £2,000 NHS staff and supporters march on Regent Street in central London, as part of a series of marches and rallies form across the country calling for a 15% pay rise for NHS workers in September 2020 ... said all NHS employees should be awarded a rise during 2020, according to a survey by Unison. Sam said: “We don’t do our jobs because we want to be clapped, we do it because we want to help members of the public. Here’s some of what’s been happening across the regions. Boris Johnson must show he has a heart with a pay rise before Christmas. “Their dedication during the pandemic has been humbling. We use cookies on our website to ensure you find the information you need in the simplest way. “The NHS is facing an extremely challenging few months due to the combination of Covid-19 and winter pressures. A number of events are taking place across the Eastern region including one involving ambulance workers in Bury St Edmunds, a lunchtime activity involving staff at the Basildon and Thurrock Hospital, and another at Southend Hospital. The letter to Boris Johnson from all 14 health unions warns the second virus wave is already placing hospitals under immense strain. “A wage rise won’t stop the virus. Increase needed to show ministers value staff. Talks between the Scottish health secretary and a union campaigning for NHS pay rises have been described as constructive.Jeane Freeman met Unison members as they hold a Pay … Lead negotiator and UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said the agreement “won’t solve all the NHS’s problems overnight, but it will go a long way towards easing the financial strain suffered by health staff and their families over many years. During the first few months of the pandemic, I was frequently working in the isolation ward for COVID-19 positive patients. Ministers must not see the appeal for NHS workers to get an early pay rise as a Covid bonus, say unions. This would cost around £2.8bn in England (plus additional spending in the devolved administrations). After the coronavirus pandemic, the public overwhelmingly support more pay for NHS staff — 85% support a rise. An overwhelming majority (85%) believe pay should increase. ambulance workers in Bury St Edmunds, a lunchtime activity involving staff at the Basildon and Thurrock Hospital, and another at Southend Hospital. NHS workers are not due a pay rise until April 2021, but the health unions say an early increase would help employees “feel valued, by the entire country, and the government too”. By continuing to use our website you are consenting to their use. Michelle said: “During the first few months of the pandemic, I was frequently working in the isolation ward for COVID-19 positive patients. We work to improve terms and conditions, highlight issues that will affect all workers, ensure workplaces are safe and challenge discrimination. More than two thirds (69%) of respondents to a survey by Unison said all NHS employees should be awarded a raise during 2020. Thousands Of NHS Workers Prepare To March For Pay Rise A recent survey by Unison showed that almost 70% of people think all NHS employees should be awarded a pay rise in 2020. “It will boost exhausted staff going into the second wave and help the NHS attract much-needed new recruits.”. However, unions have been campaigning since the summer for the government to move from the planned timeline and grant nurses an earlier pay rise during 2020. Media contacts: This early wage increase – equivalent to around £1 an hour extra for all staff – could give ailing local economies a much-needed boost as workers spend the extra money in their pockets on the high street. The letter continues: “Bringing forward the wage rise in time for Christmas would also place the NHS in a better position to face the future.”. Thursday 17 September 2020 For immediate release. – Click here to read the full version of the letter to Boris Johnson. Health staff across London – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Public back early pay rise for all NHS staff – poll UK News Published: Jul 28, 2020 A Unison survey has found 69% of people think NHS employees should be awarded a pay rise this year. Notes to editors: – UNISON is calling for an early pay rise of at £2,000 for all NHS staff. The only controversy is how much and how soon. 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