Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wants to cut the pay of nearly 300 nurses, mainly from the surgical directorate, by dropping their pay bands from band six to band five.
But a ballot of members on an improved offer this week accepted the new pay structure with an improved pay protection package.
This means that the worst affected nurses will have their pay protected for three years, and will still receive pay rises.
Jenny Flood, Unison regional organiser, said the trust had promised not to downgrade a further 70 healthcare assistants, conduct a clinical review of changes to the surgical directorate, consult better of future changes and withdraw proposed changes to women’s and children’s services.
She added: ‘The fact that hardworking people still face a pay cut is hard to swallow.
‘I have nothing but respect for the commitment UNISON members showed to each other, and the people they provide services for, throughout this dispute. Their solidarity and support have not only led to better pay protection and better safeguards for services, they have also left us in the situation whereby we can still challenge and campaign against any further poor proposals in Womens and Childrens and further afield.’
An earlier indicative ballot in May favoured strike action