All Unison articles – Page 6

  • NHS staff on picket line

    Unions demand 3.9 per cent pay rise


    Fourteen unions representing nurses and other NHS staff have demanded a 3.9 per cent pay rise, plus a one off payment of £800 per employee.

  • Union march

    HR directors warn new union rules are 'complete distraction'


    Trusts are wasting valuable time dealing with new legislation governing staff’s trade union subscriptions, HR directors have told HSJ.

  • Jon Ashworth

    Election 2017: Labour pledges 'new law' for NHS safe staffing


    If Labour wins the general election it will bring in a “new law” to make safe staffing legally enforceable and ask NICE to recommence its work Party will lift the 1 per cent pay increase cap for NHS staff and set pay levels that “reflect the complexity of the ...

  • purse

    Government told to end current pay restraint policy


    NHS Pay Review Body warns government action is needed on pay policy Ministers told the lack of a people strategy means workforce issues being neglected One per cent pay rise recommended for all NHS staff Ministers have been warned by the NHS Pay Review Body that action will ...

  • Ambulance
    HSJ Local

    'Festering' pay dispute is 'alienating workforce'


    East of England Ambulance Trust faces deepening pay row with frontline staff Local MP and former health minister Norman Lamb says dispute is becoming a ‘festering sore alienating workforce’ Row centres on how soon paramedics can move to pay band 6 and compensation for delays to training East ...

  • Unison

    Removal of the nursing student bursary is a reckless experiment


    UNISON’s head of health Christina McAnea responds to a recent HSJ comment piece in which June Girvin argued for removal of the bursary

  • Man holding a box of office belongings

    Treasury cuts force redundancies at arm's length body


    Budget cuts force Health Education England to announce redundancy scheme available for all staff Cuts also likely to reduce specialty training budgets including for GP training HEE faces a £70m cost saving in 2016-17 and a “flat cash” settlement until 2020 Cuts to Health Education England’s budget have ...

  • hospital

    Government negotiating on employment contracts for one million NHS staff


    Jeremy Hunt says “constructive” negotiations under way with NHS unions on further contract reform The junior doctor dispute with the BMA was “wholly avoidable”, says health secretary Mr Hunt claims proposed changes will improve flexible working, quality and morale The government is having “constructive” negotiations with NHS staff ...

  • Healthcare assistant

    Survey: HCAs being used as 'nurses on the cheap'


    Almost 40 per cent of healthcare assistants say they have not received the training necessary to provide the care they are expected to deliver, according to a survey published today.

  • Nurse

    Suspension of NICE staffing guidance sparks safety fears among nurses


    The suspension of safe staffing guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has left almost three quarters of nurses worried that patient safety will suffer, a UK-wide survey has revealed.

  • Payslip

    Treasury says some workers could be denied 1pc pay rise


    Unions reacted with anger today after the Treasury warned there should be ‘no expectation’ that every worker will receive a pay rise in line with the 1 per cent ceiling George Osborne set for public sector pay.  

  • Money box
    HSJ Local

    FT encourages staff to join credit union


    WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust is urging all its staff to join a credit union, HSJ has learned.

  • Andy Burnham

    Unsocial hours pay would stay under Labour, says Burnham


    Shadow heath secretary Andy Burnham has pledged not to cut unsocial hours payments for NHS staff if Labour wins the general election, but said he still planned to introduce a ‘seven-day service’ that provides care for people at whatever time they require.

  • NHS staff on picket line

    Unison issues strike warning over unsocial hours pay


    One of the largest NHS unions has issued a warning to the next government that it will ballot for strike action if ministers try to cut unsocial hours payments.

  • Nurse and mentor

    'No improvement over safe staffing', nurse survey suggests


    Almost two thirds of nursing staff who have experienced a ‘red flag’ event while working on an acute adult inpatient ward have failed to see nurse numbers immediately increased to deal with the situation, according to a major survey of NHS staffing levels.

  • Pay

    Unions call an end to NHS pay dispute


    NHS unions have officially ended their pay dispute with the government by accepting a 1 per cent pay rise and committing to future talks on reform of Agenda for Change.

  • pay

    Unions split over government pay offer


    Members of the largest healthcare union have voted to accept the government’s latest pay offer, while NHS managers have turned down the proposals, describing them as ‘divisive’.

  • Picture of the work pay

    Public health workers in pay 'limbo'


    Some public health workers in local government are stuck in pay ‘limbo’ after being denied the increases awarded to both council and NHS colleagues following their transfer out of the health service.

  • NHS staff on picket line

    NHS strike action suspended after new pay offer


    NHS trade unions have suspended a 12 hour strike planned for Thursday, with the government appearing to give in to demands for a 1 per cent pay rise to all non-medical staff.

  • 7 day working

    Exclusive: NHS England to probe costs of seven day services


    Financial consultancy firm Deloitte has been commissioned by NHS England to examine the cost implications of expanding NHS services across seven days, HSJ has learned.