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Nurses pay deal reaches impasse

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Talks on a multiyear pay deal for nurses are deadlocked because the government remains committed to capping pay rises at 2% for the next three years, says the RCN.

It is the first time any of the organisations involved in the talks, which began in autumn, have stated in public why little progress appears to have been made. Speaking at a council meeting last week, RCN general secretary Peter Carter said the union had no interest in the deal as it stands. ‘If the government is stuck on 2% a year for the next three years, there is nothing in that to make us feel that would be a good deal,’ he said.

The RCN will also resist efforts to give nurses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland separate pay rises. Gareth Phillips, Wales council member, told NT: ‘It undermined our case last year.’

The RCN is now awaiting the NHS Pay Review Body’s report, expected to advise on nurse pay in mid-March.

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