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NHS Pay in Scotland – UNISON members vote to accept a three-year deal UNISON members in Scotland have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three-year pay deal for NHS staff. GMB was the only NHS trade union not to back the pay and reform package negotiated by the NHS Staff Council earlier this year. In a press statement released on Tuesday 14 August the GMB union say ‘this is not an end to the matter ’ despite their decision not to take formal action. UNISON is awaiting confirmation of how this position will affect GMBs involvement in implementing the deal and participation in the groups set up to negotiate the ‘spin off’ elements of the package, such as the Band 1-2 re-banding project; negotia

Pay Deal gets Accepted

UNISON calls on Scottish Government to devolve trade union pay negotiations. 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 this has happened. The UK’s NHS Pay Review Body negotiates with health unions on pay on behalf of the NHS across the UK. UNISON members do not believe that the NHS Pay Review Body listens to their concerns. It ha