NHS pay – UNISON response to Budget
Who needs to know?
? All Health Branches (England) [this information was sent directly to Branch Chairs and Secretaries in England on 22 November]
Health Branches in rest of UK for information
The Government confirms additional funding could be made available for NHS PRB recommendation for 2018/19, but availability of funding is linked to “modernisation” of the pay scale. The Government wishes to seek agreement with NHS trade unions on what that looks like.
UNISON health executive will hold an extraordinary meeting in December to consider whether proposals are substantive enough to warrant entering formal negotiations. UNISON branches and members will be consulted before UNISON agrees any deal.