A union chief has issued an extraordinary public apology after NHS nurses discovered their pay rise was worth less than they thought. Janet Davies wrote to all Royal College of Nursing members last night to admit claims they'd get a 3% summer wage boost were "not the case". She is now calling urgent talks in the coming days with the union's council and committee - though she insists talks with the government won't be reopened. More than a million NHS staff are receiving a pay rise backdated to April 1 within the next few days after eight years of Tory austerity. However, not all of the rise will be backdated for everyone. For staff in the middle of a pay 'band' - around half of nurses - some of the pay rise will only come as part of a regular annual increase called an "increment". This increment is paid on a different date for each individual member of staff, with that date fixed on their NHS "anniversary". That means thousands of nurses may only reach their full new salary in October, … [Read more...] about Union boss apologises as NHS staff find pay rise is worth less than they thought
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As MPs prepared to bolt for their summer break, the government was hoping to see them off with some good news - the announcement of the "biggest pay rise in almost 10 years" for around a million public sector staff. But almost nothing in Westminster is straightforward. And this bit of "good news" was no exception.According to ministers, the scrapping of the 1% pay cap is the result of borrowing finally being brought under control after seven years of austerity.Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told the House of Commons the new increases were the result of the "hard work of the British people which has brought down the deficit by over three quarters and allowed us to reach the point where the debt will begin to fall this year".But, despite the warm words, this was no act of largesse. Since last year's snap general election, a number of Conservative MPs have openly suggested they believe the squeeze on public sector pay contributed to the party's failure to win an outright … [Read more...] about Is all what it seems with public sector pay rise?
0 Have your say Health services in Lancashire facing a long, hot and stressful summer. The combination of strike action and a predicted increase of the usual seasonal pressures on NHS services has left health services feeling the heat.The GMB union has announced a summer of strikes - with paramedics staging a walk-out every Saturday from now until October.Although the GMB does not have many members in Lancashire, Unite union are also in dispute with North West Ambulance Service and have balloted their members for possible strike action.Bosses at NWAS have admitted that the walk-outs are “highly likely” to cause delays in ambulance response times.At the same time the British Medical Association have released predictions showing that the high levels of pressure seen on NHS services will continue into the summer.A forecast based on official data from the past five years shows that in a best-case scenario, levels of pressure on the health service look set … [Read more...] about Lancashire’s stretched NHS feeling the heat this summer
Nurses, midwives, porters and many other NHS Wales employees are set to be given a pay rise in line with their counterparts in England. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething made the announcement to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the NHS which was founded by Tredegar-born Aneurin Bevan in 1948. The new pay offer means staff would receive at least a 6.5% pay increase over the course of three years, with the majority receiving more than this. The lowest salary for an NHS staff member would now stand at £17,460 and would be backdated to April 1, 2018, going beyond recommendations made by the Living Wage Foundation. This would then increase to £18,005 by 2020-21. Who will benefit from the new pay deal? Health professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives and radiographers will all be given a pay rise. So will non-clinical staff members such as cleaners, porters and security guards. But the agreement does not cover doctors … [Read more...] about What the NHS Wales pay rise actually means for its employees
More than a million NHS workers are to receive a pay rise after eight years of austerity following official confirmation today. Members of 13 unions, who represent staff including cleaners, nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics, midwives and radiographers, voted to accept the deal. The GMB is the only NHS staff union which has rejected the offer. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt previously revealed the NHS starting salary will rise from £15,404 to £18,040 by 2021 - and for all staff it's worth 6.5% to 29% over three years. "Rarely has a pay rise been so well deserved for NHS staff who have never worked harder," he declared. But it's not all good news - as bosses warn that for many, even the new offer won't keep up with inflation. So if you or someone you know works in the NHS, what does the pay rise mean for you and what will you get? Here's everything you need to know. The offer in brief More than a million NHS workers will receive a pay rise worth between 6.5% and 29% over three … [Read more...] about Major NHS pay rise confirmed