Monday, 26 June 2017

SCRAP THE CAP CAMPAIGN

UNISON have launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish government to scrap the cap on NHS pay rises, which will include the union and members lobbying Scottish Government Ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS Board Reviews.
UNISON branches and members across Scotland will be using the summer and autumn to secure a fair deal for NHS workers.

We are the NHS union. We represent almost 60,000 NHS workers across Scotland. And we have been critical of governments and the Independent Pay Review Body after a series of below inflation pay rises awarded to NHS workers across the UK.

The UK government’s continued austerity has lead to another real terms cut in the pay of NHS workers. Too many politicians are always happy to praise the work of our loyal and dedicated NHS staff, yet they refuse to deliver a fair deal on pay.
UNISON welcome the Scottish government’s recognition that the pay cap is hurting NHS workers and cannot continue. However, it is now time for that recognition to be turned into positive action.
SCRAP THE CAP CAMPAIGN DATES AROUND SCOTLAND:
  • 3 July NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • 6 July NHS Fife
  • 20 July NHS Border for Pay Review Board evidence gathering session
  • 21 August NHS Shetland
  • 31 August NHS Highland
  • 8 September NHS Lanarkshire
  • 29 September NHS Lothian
  • 2 October NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • 16 October NHS Tayside

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Tomorrow - help get the vote out

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Our members and public services need everyone to use their vote

Tomorrow is election day: a vital day for the future of our country and our public services. Please help in making sure that as many union members as possible have their say through the ballot box – and use your vote yourself!

As general secretary Dave Prentis wrote this week: “Every single vote is going to matter.

“It is not for me to tell you how you should vote. I am well aware that UNISON members will have their own opinions and you’ll be making up your own mind.

“But as UNISON’s general secretary, my priority is to protect jobs and to fight for our public services.

“That’s why I’ll be voting Labour.”