Category Archives: Health

UNISON submit NHS pay claim to roll back austerity

UNISON Scotland, will formally submit their 2018 pay claim to Shona Robison Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well Being today (Monday) at 9am, when she attends NHS Tayside Health Board’s annual review. UNISON represents 60,000 NHS workers across Scotland (excludes medics and dentists) including managers, domestics, nurses and admin workers. The UNISON claim calls on […]

Public service workers march on Holyrood for fair pay

Public sector workers along with their families and friends will march and rally later today (Saturday) in Edinburgh in support of fair pay for everyone working in Scotland’s schools, local councils, police forces and hospitals. The march will assemble from 11am in Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, and set off down the Edinburgh’s Royal Mile at 11.45am. […]

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say Scottish health unions

Following the statement, that NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the UK government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. NHS unions in Scotland say they will be meeting Scottish employers on (Wednesday) 20 September submit the exact same pay claim to their […]

UNISON wins fair pay for ambulance staff in Scotland

UNISON has welcomed the salary re-banding for ambulance paramedics and technicians in Scotland as a positive move for the future of the ambulance service in Scotland. Almost 2,600 clinicians will be moving to higher pay bands with updated job descriptions that better reflect the changing nature of modern technicians and paramedic jobs. UNISON agreed new […]

‘Smash the Cap’, says Dave Prentis

Dave Prentis was in Glasgow today to give his support to the UNISON Scotland’s scrap the cap campaign and to urge everyone who cares about public services to join UNISON’s demostration in Edinburgh on 7 October 2017. Dave visited UNISON’s NHS Glasgow, Clyde and CVS branch at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he called again for […]

UNISON comment on Audit Scotland report ‘Scotland’s NHS needs better workforce planning’

  Matt McLaughlin, UNISON Scotland’s head of health said:  “UNISON members across the NHS in Scotland support many of the findings in this report, there is no doubt that the service needs to significantly up its game when it comes to workforce planning, however many will question the suggestion that spending and staffing levels have increased. We are […]

Survey of NHS interpreters

UNISON’s survey of interpreters working in NHS Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) found that they feel unsupported and at risk when carryout their duties. UNISON is calling for: An urgent review of the service – with trade union involvement An increase in permanently employed interpreters Holiday pay and sick pay for interpreters Travel time between jobs […]

UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

NHS union UNISON have launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish Government to ‘scrap the cap’ on NHS pay, which will include the union and members lobbying Scottish Government ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS Board Reviews. The union which represents almost 60,000 workers across NHS […]

Scrap the cap campaign

Click here for photos and videos from the October march and rally 21 June 2017: UNISON has 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 […]