Comment on: Just because nurses love what they do doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve a living wage
Very true, we as nurses are not valued. It is even worse in some places; I have worked 2 nights in a second job to make ends meet as I opted out of the working time directive, thus allowing me to work 60 hours. I have now been threatened with disciplinary action if I continue, as the Trust I work for has introduced a local policy, overiding the EU regulations only allowing me to work up to 48 hours per week. No pay rise, reduction in travel expenses as a regular car user as a community nurse, cost of living on the rise as well as the NMC proposing to increase its fee to top it all !!! I say we should all walk out just for one day and see what the managers do; will they leave their offices and get on the workfloor to see what it is really like to be a nurse.
Comment on: NHS pay change proposals rejected by Unite
"The limited success of the current KSF Framework means that some trusts are not delivering appraisals for their staff. In appraisal-based increment system, no need to increase pay if you simply don’t carry out an appraisal. Or you can just be subjective and unfair in your appraisals, blocking good staff from increments."
I have worked for the NHS for 33years, have regular appraisals since it started but never saw any increment related to appraisal, forgive my ignorance but is there any one out there who gets pay increment with appraisals??? I also work part time in a nursing home, I get statutory sick pay (Aprox £50 for a week) if sick for more than 4 days and nothing ofr fewer days, so you go to work to get paid or suffer whereas in the NHS they want he same pay as the nurse working, plese get real>>>>
Comment on: Midwives accept pensions offer