RCN Wales is in Trade Dispute with the Welsh Government
Our members have stated that 3% is not enough. We are therefore asking for further pay negotiations.
The Royal College of Nursing Wales has lodged a formal trade dispute with the Welsh Government over its 3% pay award for NHS Wales nursing staff. A trade dispute is a dispute between an employer (or government minister) and workers in connection with their terms and conditions.
The RCN lodged the trade dispute following the Welsh Government’s decision to implement the below-inflation pay award without engaging in further discussions – despite 93.8% of RCN members who voted in Wales deeming it “unacceptable”.
Just as it is our responsibility as a Royal College to defend patient safety, it is our responsibility as a trade union to fight for our members.
If within the next 7 days, the Welsh Government refuses to meet and resume negotiating an increase to 3%, we will have no choice but to initiate a ballot of our members on taking industrial action.
We will continue to push for further pay discussions for our nursing staff to get the recognition they deserve.
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