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Essex trust forced to rethink pay

An essex trust has been forced into further negotiations with staff over pay after the NHS Pay Review Body last week recommended a 2.75% rise for all Agenda for Change staff.

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which uses its own locally negotiated pay scales, has been trying to push through a 2% pay offer.

Unison and the RCN have been in dispute with the trust over the offer and an indicative ballot, held last month, suggested that 95% of staff were in favour of industrial action (NT News, 1 April, p5).

The multi-year pay deal now mean the trust’s pay offer would be below the national average.

A trust spokesperson said it was in discussions with unions about whether to improve the pay offer following this.

Nick Bradley, Unison regional officer, said: ‘What is the point of having local pay arrangements that are worse than those on offer nationally?’

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