Nurses around the world need a pay rise and better working conditions, with wages showing salary stagnation and a fall in purchasing power, according to a new report.
The Royal College of Nursing has this week pledged to continue to work to close its gender pay gap, which it said was mainly the result of employing more men in senior positions.
The Royal College of Nursing’s leader has said the organisation will look into concerns about the way the NHS pay deal has been communicated to its members, following claims that the union has “misrepresented” the offer.
The Royal College of Nursing has written to the government calling for the pay proposals currently being consulted on by NHS staff to be extended to those working in social care, the private sector and primary care.
The Royal College of Midwives has today launched its membership consultation on the NHS pay proposals negotiated between the government, employers and unions.
NHS staff who are members of the union Unite have started voting today on whether or not to accept the three-year pay deal that was unveiled in March.
The Royal College of Nursing’s 200,000 nursing staff in England will begin voting today on whether to accept last month’s pay deal put forward by unions, the NHS and government.
Unison has launched a consultation on the NHS pay proposals during its annual health conference in Brighton, with members in England given until 5 June to air their views.
Brighton nurse Penny Johnson has used the popular social media platform Facebook to call for a better pay offer, after claiming the present proposal “doesn’t even cover basic living costs”.
The Royal College of Nursing is to carry out research looking at how far societal views towards women have led to low earnings for nurses.