One per cent pay rise “is the worst kind of insult”

Pay us what we deserve

Commenting on the publication of the recommendation, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“No wonder the chancellor had nothing to say about the NHS yesterday [in the budget speech]. A one per cent pay rise is the worst kind of insult the government could give health workers who’ve given their absolute everything over the past year.”

Sara went on to say that “The public will be horrified. Staff will think it’s some kind of joke.”

Unite accused the government of being callous when Unite assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail said: “The government’s evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body, due to report in May, saying that it wants the pay of NHS staff pegged at one per cent is callous and takes no account of the public mood.”

Gail went on to say that “During the pandemic, NHS staff were on the frontline 24/7 saving patients’ lives and caring for the dying. More than 620 NHS and social care staff lost their lives to Covid-19.”

Continuing Gail said that “Unite will continue to make the case strongly that NHS staff, deserve an immediate pay rise of £3,000-a-year or 15 per cent, whichever is greater.”

Though she pointed out that “Even this figure won’t start to make up for the 19 per cent decrease in pay in real terms that many NHS workers have lost since the Tories came to power in 2010.”

Bristol Trades Union Council says that Department of Health and Social Care recommendation was one of shame for a morally bankrupt government.

Bristol Trades Union Council and the entire NHS workforce demands that the pay review body, reporting in May, comes up with a much more sensible and realistic recommendation than this laughable suggestion by the government.

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No choice but to strike

Emergency first responders at Airbus to strike
The first strike will be between

6am December 1 to 6pm December 4

A second round of strike action will be between

6am December 14 to 6pm December 17

Emergency first responders working at Airbus’ Filton site will go on strike over an ultimatum by their employer, Securitas, to either be made redundant or accept new contracts that will see their pay reduced by up to £6,000.

The 10 Unite members, who voted unanimously in favour of December strike action, have been told that if they do not accept the changes, which also include reductions to holidays and sick pay, they will lose their jobs.

More info and messages of support Facebook – No choice but to strike

Full story can be read here UniteLive – No choice but to strike

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HONDA March & Rally – 30th March 2019

I stand with Honda workers
Saturday 30th March 2019
11:00 am
Swindon Town Football Club, County Ground, SN1 2ED
Marching to
GWR Park, Faringdon Road
Swindon, SN1 5DJ
for a rally at 12:30 pm
  • Speakers include – Len McCluskey General Secretary; Paddy Brennan Honda Convenor; Steve Turner AGS Unite; Swindon Lord Mayor Junab Ali; Josh Kurma – singer and others
  • Enjoy Unite brass band Bangra dance group and other entertainment on the day ~ We are coming together to defend the Plant, Jobs & Community

The UK is in the grip of a manufacturing emergency that will accelerate, leaving tens of thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, unless the Honda plant in Swindon is saved.

Bristol trade unionists will be marching in Swindon – Please come and join us in supporting thousands of Honda car industry workers, their families and community – We are demanding Honda reverse this disgraceful proposal

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