Date 13 March 2007
Immediate health pay rise in Scotland welcomed
UNISON - Scotland's healthcare union - today welcomed the announcement
from the Scottish Minister of Health, that nurses and other health
professionals in Scotland would receive the full 2.5% of the Pay
Review body award without staging.
Glyn Hawker, UNISON's Scottish Organiser for Health, said "We are
delighted that the strong lobbying by UNISON has borne fruit. The
minister has listened to health workers' concerns. This reflects
the more effective and co-operative nature of the NHS in Scotland."
Note for editors: UNISON is Scotland's largest health care
union with 60,000 members in Scotland covering the whole healthcare
team including nursing, other health professionals, admin and clerical,
and ancillary staffs.
For Further Information Please Contact: Glyn Hawker (Scottish
Organiser - Health) 07876 441 237(m) Dave Watson (Scottish organiser
- Policy) 07958 122 409 (m) Chris Bartter (Communications Officer)
0771 558 3729(m)