Tag Archives: NHS

NHS pay update – Letter to the Cabinet Secretary

UNISON has today (Wednesday) written to Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, calling for immediate action in implementing the 3% pay uplift for Scottish NHS workers earning under £80,000. Matt McLaughlin, UNISON Head of Health, said: “Any further delay in implementing the 3% is unacceptable and UNISON is prepared to seek approval for […]

NHS Pay 2018 – Members’ Update

Speaking at the union’s annual health conference in Brighton today (Tuesday, April 17), Chair of the UNISON Scotland health committee, Tom Waterson said: “It was UNISON’s campaign in health, and across the public sector, which convinced the Scottish government to scrap the pay cap. It has tabled a pay remit paper that says all staff […]

Joint approach needed to tackle NHS vacancies

Congress backed a motion from the newly affiliated Hospital Consultants and Specialists’ Association calling on the Scottish Government to address the rising numbers of vacancies for NHS consultants in Scottish hospitals. An amendment by the Society of Radiographers, backed by UNISON, recognised the need to develop the whole team to operate at the top of […]

UNISON Scotland gives a cautious welcome to NHS England Pay deal.

UNISON Scotland has offered a cautious welcome to news that the NHS UK Staff Council have reached agreement on a modernising pay deal for NHS England and is calling in the Scottish Government to enter into talks with NHS unions in Scotland urgently. Tom Waterson, Chair of the UNISON Scotland Health Committee said, “The NHS […]

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on […]

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 […]

Scottish Labour’s parliamentary motion to end pay cap on NHS staff, UNISON comments 

Scotland’s biggest NHS union, UNISON welcomes today’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on NHS pay, and is calling on all parties to back calls for the Westminster government to drop its austerity pay agenda. Tam Waterson, chair of UNISON Scotland’s health committee said, “UNISON will continue to call for the NHS pay review body ‎to […]

Briefing 084 Bargaining – Health and Social Care Delivery Plan – January 2017

KEY POINTS: • A major shift of treatment into community settings is planned • Some services and treatments will be centralised on either a regional or national basis. • A new Public Health Strategy will be developed and mental health services will be mainstreamed across all health services • A new Workforce Plan will be […]