The RCN has opened its consultation with members on the proposed 8% three-year pay deal, negotiated at the start of this month in conjunction with Unison, NHS Employers and the government.
Members can register their views through the RCN’s regional branch network and via its website until Wednesday 28th May.
RCN leaders are recommending that members accept the proposed agreement.
Dr Peter Carter, RCN general secretary, said: ‘Given the challenging economic climate and the government’s tough public sector pay policy, this deal is a fair and balanced one.
‘Not only does it offer nurses a degree of security over their household finances in the coming years, we have won a firm commitment from the government to re-open pay talks should inflation rise sharply or if there are significant changes in the labour market.’
The offer is worth 7.99% over three years but provides extra money for band five nurses by restructuring Agenda for Change pay increments in years two and three.
Unison is due to hold a ballot of members on the deal in May, and Unite/Amicus’ health sector committee is due to meet next week to discuss the proposals.