UNISON Northern Ireland

UNISON Health members vote to accept the NHS England pay offer

The results are in!


UNISON Health members have voted to accept the NHS England pay offer. 53% of members eligible to vote returned their votes,

74% of them voted for and 26% voted against.

Other unions will be closing their England ballots over the next two weeks. NHS staff council trade union side will then make a formal response to the government and employers.

UNISON Northern Ireland will expect at our planned return meeting with the Secretary of State to be assured that at the very least full pay parity will be maintained. The absence of our own devolved government makes it very difficult for health unions here to do better.


UNISON members across the whole health and social care system gathering in Bournemouth at the UNISON health conference will no doubt support our call for pay justice without delay for health workers in Northern Ireland.


In the meantime industrial action continues with actions short of strike across all Trusts.