This month will see many UNISON members receive letters from Thompsons Solicitors in relation to EQUAL PAY in the NHS.
It is important that members are encouraged to deal with the pose letters within the prescribed 14 day period.
Please read the letter carefully and pay particular attention to section 2, which explains the legal basis of claims.
NHS Equal Pay claims are regrettably significantly less than similar claims in other sectors. There are a number of reasons for this (see section 2 of the letter)
ONLY members who have employment tribunals lodged will have received letters - there is no scope for new claims.
You do not need to accept the offer, but the union will stop acting on your behalf if you do (because we believe, based on our legal advice, that the offer is reasonable)
UNISON has been at the forefront of the campaign to tackle historic equal pay in our NHS and these offers represent a reasonable offer of settlement, which has been secured after lengthy, detailed and complex litigation/ negotiation.