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UNISON’s next move on NHS pay is in your hands

3% - that’s what the government has decided NHS staff in England deserve.  

This pay rise is not only short of the mark; it’s unfair. It leaves NHS staff at the bottom of the pay scale stranded below the real Living Wage, and further stretches the gap between the highest and lowest paid. 


UNISON repeatedly asked for pay talks to agree the decent pay rise you really deserve, but the government refused. After months of dither and delay, it’s now imposing this pay decision, not asking you. But just because there’s no negotiating table, doesn’t mean you have to stay silent. UNISON members have led every stage of this pay campaign.


Now you and hundreds of thousands of your colleagues have an important choice as to how we respond collectively to the decision on 3%. You’ve got a powerful voice in UNISON, the largest trade union in the NHS. This is your union and it’s your turn to speak up. 


You should have by now received an email/text/letter from UNISON giving information about the NHS Pay Offer.  You will have also received your ballot.


The Coventry & St Cross Hospital Branch will be holding an information/drop in session for UNISON members regarding the NHS Pay Deal.  Please come and talk to us and ask any questions you have about the ballot and the deal.  We can also help you vote electronically or update your UNISON details.      


The session will be taking place:


Tuesday, 24th August

9.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

CSB – please look on the board to see which room we will be in


Alternatively, if you are not able to come and see us and haven’t voted yet, please follow the link to take you to the UNISON website, where you can vote.


If you work with colleagues who are not yet UNISON members, they can also have their say, as long as they join UNISON before 3rdSeptember.  Bring them along to the session and they can join.

Bank Tax Deductions

As you are aware UHCW NHS Trust, recently re-introduced weekly payments for bank work / bank shifts, it appears that some members who work substantively are experiencing some issues with the way PAYE (Income Tax) is being deducted.  


We have had some discussions with UHCW NHS Trust and have been advised that if any staff members that complete any Bank shifts and are experiencing difficulty with PAYE (income Tax) Deductions should contact HR to highlight the difficulty they are having with the details of any issues they have and the way in which PAYE (Icome Tax) deductions are being taken.


UNISON Coventry and St Cross Branch strongly suggest that you should either, contact Workforce (HR) by e-mail  or by letter and mark it for the attention of Workforce (HR).  

Social Media

You may have already noticed but we have been making lots of changes, to our current communication systems. The entire website has had a complete change and facelift to try and increase the activity it receives, further to this other communication platforms have also had updates. The Facebook page had had new features added to help make it easier for members to contact us, and we are planning on releasing a new Instagram account in the coming few days!


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