The strikes planned for 29th January and 25th February were postponed so that all members employed in the NHS could be consulted about an offer from the government. Having considered this offer, the Branch Committee recommends that members should REJECT this offer. It is completely inadequate, doesn’t come near to the claim, and will mean a PAY CUT for nearly all members – because it gives nothing for this year, 2014/15, and is below inflation for 2015/16.
If you are employed in the NHS, on Agenda for Change terms and conditions, you will receive a ballot paper from UNISON, which must be returned by 10am on Monday 2nd March to UNISON HQ (there will be a reply paid envelope with the ballot paper).
All members who will be balloted should have received an information sheet from the branch giving details of the offer, and why the Branch Committee recommends that you reject it. If you haven’t had it, please contact Ben Jackson in the Union Office at Chorlton House (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)