NHS Pay Ballot November 2022


Scotland’s largest health union, UNISON, has announced today (Tuesday) that its NHS members have rejected the Scottish government’s final offer on pay.

The announcement comes following a two-week consultative ballot which saw 61 per cent of members vote to reject the offer.

UNISON Scotland’s health committee will meet this week to discuss next steps.

Message from Wilma Brown, chair of UNISON Scotland health committee:

Our members have voted in their thousands and their message is loud and clear – the Scottish government’s pay offer just isn’t good enough.

Ministers need to understand the anger of health staff who are working in an under-funded, under-staffed NHS. These are unprecedented times and NHS staff are struggling to make ends meet.

This should be a massive wake-up call to the Scottish government. They need to come back to the negotiating table with an improved offer or prepare themselves for the first strikes in the NHS since devolution.

Email the First Minister – put NHS pay right

thumbnail of 12.09.22 Put NHS Pay Right

Call on the First Minister and the Scottish Government to deliver a fair pay settlement for NHS staff.

NHS pay is central to recruitment and retention problems within our NHS.

Let First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP know how you feel about NHS pay. Send a direct email here – it’s time to put NHS pay right.


What is the Scottish government’s final pay offer?

The offer on the table is a flat rate payment of £2205 for every member of staff who is on the Agenda for Change terms and conditions. You can read the full Scottish government pay offer here