What is UNISON’s pay claim?
UNISON submitted a pay claim to the UK government seeking an increase of least £2,000 by the end of this year for every NHS employee.
Any pay increase awarded in England would lead to an increase in funding to the Welsh government and we believe this money should be ring-fenced for pay in Wales.
The dedication and commitment of healthcare workers has been plain during the Covid pandemic and now is the time for NHS workers to receive proper recognition for the role they have played with an early pay rise.
Extra funding is needed from the UK government and we have asked Mark Drakeford and Vaughan Gething to join the union in publicly calling on the Prime Minister and Chancellor to centrally fund a fair pay award for NHS workers.