NHS Confirms Major Pay Rise To End Seven Years Of Wage Cap

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 9, 2018

'We will also now be turning our attention to pay in the other three United Kingdom countries and also to our members working outside the NHS. NHS staff should now get the money in their July pay packets, backdated from April.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has formally backed the NHS pay deal after 77% of their members voted in favour of the proposal.

Thirteen unions voted for the deal and one against.

The unions met on Friday to report back on their individual consultations, with all but one getting support for the offer.

The devolved healthcare system in Scotland and Wales can now start to establish a deal based on this information.

'The issue of NHS has been put to bed'.

. It does give a genuine pay rise to over one million people from next month and that can not be underestimated in challenging economic times.

"Ministers knew that the public were behind our members when they turned up the heat past year".

'But I want to reassure those members who did not support this particular deal that their views are respected and their arguments have been heard by the College.

The deal was agreed by 13 unions representing cleaners, nurses, security guards, paramedics, midwives and other workers.

Unions said it meant a significant boost for the lowest-paid staff.

The Unison union's head of health, Sara Gorton, said: "The agreement won't solve all the NHS's problems overnight, but it will go a long way towards easing the financial strain suffered by health staff and their families over many years".

"The lifting of the damaging 1% cap on pay will come as a huge relief for all the employers who've struggled for so long to attract new recruits and hold on to experienced staff".

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt had previously revealed the NHS starting salary will rise from £15,404 ($20,600) to £18,040 ($24,200) by 2021, and that, depending on the role, the wage increase will be worth between 6.5 percent to 29 percent over the course of three years.

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