NHS pay deal consultation: vast majority of RCN members who voted say 3% is unacceptable
Eligible RCN members in Wales and England have voted in a consultative ballot on the 3% pay award for NHS Agenda for Change staff.
Commenting on the result of the ballot, Helen Whyley, RCN Wales Director, said: “94% of our members who voted said that a 3% pay award is unacceptable. This shows the strength of feeling among our NHS members who are bitterly disappointed with the 3% pay award. Nurses have not had a decent pay award for the last decade. This comes when inflation is above 3% and national insurance contributions are rising which effectively negates this pay award.”
Of those eligible to take part in the consultation in Wales, 29% turned out to vote. In England, 92% of those who voted said they think the pay award is unacceptable, with a turnout of 25%.
Your elected representatives on the RCN’s Trade Union Committee will now carefully consider the results and decide on next steps. They will be seeking the views of the RCN Wales Board and the RCN English regional boards. A range of options could be progressed, with the results and level of turnout being considered. Members will be the first to know when decisions are made.
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