UNISON's Head of Health, Christine McAnea said “This week our health service activists met and voted to finalise negotiations with the employers on the outstanding issues in the Heads of Agreement.”www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/B5773.pdf
But if negotiations should break down at any point, or if our members vote to reject the offer, our live ballot means we can still take strike action".
“This decision is an important stepping stone to a final agreement. Talks will now enter a final stage, due to conclude in the next few weeks.”
“We will then consult our health service members in a ballot. Pensions are such an important issue to our members and their families, it is only right that they get the final say on their future.”