UNISON call on Scottish Government to devolve NHS union pay negotiations


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Lilian Macer, UNISON Scotland convener and Tam Waterson Chair of the Scottish Health Committee explain why we now want to negotiate direct with the Scottish Government and not the UK NHS Pay Review Board.

UNISON, Scotland’s biggest health union, is calling on the Scottish Government to set up formal structures to negotiate direct with NHS unions in Scotland, and officially leave the UK’s NHS Pay Review Body.

The call comes after NHS members voted to accept a new three year pay deal direct with the Scottish Government after years of being given 1% pay rises from through UK’s NHS Pay Review Body. This is the first year UNISON and other health unions have submitted a pay claim direct to the Scottish Government.

Retiring Chair Mairi Murray (left) with Flora Somerville, UNISON Local Area Organiser at the 2017 AGM

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