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Pay Up Now: We need all UNISON members involved

It may now be August and summer is well under way, but for our major pay campaign – Pay Up Now – it’s still full steam ahead. We’re fighting for all public sector workers to get the pay rise you need and deserve, so there won’t be any let up in the campaign until the […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

Jeremy Corbyn is right to say that all public sector workers need a pay rise

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the 149th TUC in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn delivered a powerful speech that showed why he is such a great friend of working people. He is right to say that all public sector workers need a real pay rise. It’s time for Theresa May […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

All public sector staff need and deserve a decent pay rise now, says UNISON

Opening the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “We’ve seen years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by an […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

How have years of pay restraint affected you and your family?

UNISON wants to find out how years of pay restraint have affected you and your family. What has been the impact on your day-to-day life and would your finances cope in an emergency? We have compiled a short survey – which should only take about five minutes – to better understand how you are managing financially. Your experiences will feed into our campaigning […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

UNISON takes Pay Up Now! campaign to MPs

As rising inflation increases the pressure on public service workers’ pay, UNISON tells MPs rises must be funded properly and be for the whole team

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls on PM to follow Scotland and lift the pay cap

Commenting on confirmation from the First Minister that the Scottish government is to lift the public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s high time the Prime Minister followed suit and scrapped the cap for all public sector employees – no matter where in the UK they work or what job they do. “By […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government’s refusal to end the pay cap is an insult to public sector workers, says UNISON

Responding to the government’s decision to reject a Labour Party amendment to end the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government’s rejection of the proposals to end the pay cap is an insult to paramedics, nurses, teaching assistants, care staff and all public sector workers. “Ministers have spent the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON warns public sector pay cap must end

5 July 2017 For immediate use UNISON, the public services union, today stepped up their fight for fair pay and an end to the public sector pay gap. In a joint letter to all MPs representing constituencies in the east of England UNISON regional secretary Chris Jenkinson and regional convenor Becky Tye warned of growing […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Marching to end austerity

On 1 July 2017 UNISON members from across the South East – cooks, cleaners, carers, nurses, teaching assistants, housing officers, hospital porters, and many more – joined tens of thousands of others in a call to end austerity. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis spoke to us about why he was so passionate about supporting the […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Why public service employers should Pay Up Now!

The first two weeks of October saw UNISON branches across the region organise events to promote the work they do locally and to call for an end to the government’s pay cap. This cap means that the average public sector worker has seen a pay increase of just 4.4% between 2010-2016 – in real terms, […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

Inflation rise means pay cap is cutting deep

All public servants have seen the value of their pay fall year on year

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Pay cap: the numbers behind public sector pay

Public sector pay is in the news – but what exactly are the numbers behind the pay cap?

Article, P.S data on the UNISON National site.

Are you struggling to make ends meet?

BBC2 has commissioned a documentary on the impact of austerity on ‘just about managing’ households. They want to interview people currently working (or who were until recently) and have been hit hard by pay freezes/caps. The programme is being made by Keo Films. It’s a major project filmed sympathetically from the viewpoint of the individuals/families […]

News, UNISON voices on the UNISON Eastern site.

Scrap the Cap Pay Rally

Date
22 July 2017 11:00am–1:00pm
Location
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth

Opening rally followed by a short march through Commercial Road returning to Guildhall Square for some concluding speakers at 12 Noon This weak government is deeply divided over public sector pay. Firefighters have been offered 2% but the Fire Brigades Union has quite rightly said this is not enough. Teachers have only been offered 1% […]

Event on the UNISON South East site.

Pay cap must be lifted for police staff too, say unions

The government needs to come up with the cash to fund a decent pay rise for police staff this year or jobs and services will be cut, the GMB, UNISON and Unite have warned today (Monday). Police employers have said that without extra money from the Home Office, they are not in a position to make […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.