UNISON is leading the campaign for NHS staff to get a proper pay rise this year – before the current three-year deal is up.

After the coronavirus pandemic, the public overwhelmingly support more pay for NHS staff — 85% support a rise.

We want to hear from you as well. Tell us what a pay rise would mean for you and your colleagues.

And upload a picture below to publicly show your support. You can print off one of our speech bubbles, write why you want a pay rise and upload it below.

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Have your say on NHS pay

NHS pay rise 2020

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Healthcare webinar

23 September 2020 2:00pm–3:00pm

Online event

The Regional Health Committee is organising a seminar on NHS Pay ’The Way Forward’ and the branch experience of Covid 19. The virtual seminar will be held on Wednesday 23 September from 2:00pm – 3:00pm via Microsoft Teams and is open to all health stewards and branch officials. As you will all be aware the NHS […]


A mixture of relief and anxiety

It’s back to school, but far from ‘back to normal’ for UNISON members and the wider community

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON

A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and paramedics – says this rise is the equivalent of around £1 an hour […]

Time to turn clapping into action on NHS pay

UNISON poll shows that a majority support substantial pay increases for the NHS

Motivated staff, who never seemed to run out of energy or passion

Portsmouth Health UNISON’s Mark Inch is a trainee clinical scientist and the branch’s Labour Link and Young Member’s Officer; he was recently redeployed onto a COVID-19 ward at the Queen Alexandra Hospital and wanted to thank his colleagues for their tremendous efforts. Portsmouth has been particularly hard hit by the virus with over 200 deaths […]

Don’t forget to have your say on NHS Pay

UNISON members working in the NHS should vote online before 5pm on 5 June