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