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‘The RCN struggles to stand up for nurses and promote nursing’


The RCN seems thrilled to be in the government's good books. Not the usual stance for a trade union and should be worrying for members. So disappointed with the RCN over this pay deal. Its parroting of the government line right down to using the same wording in its statements is a shocking reflection of its own naievity. It has completely failed to explain what nurses can expect in practical terms. There will be a pay rise but this has been wrapped into the incremental rises that would have occurred anyway but now seem to have been jettisoned as if that's a good thing. If incremental pay points are no longer happening then my pay rise this year amounts to a few pounds. Will we move up spinal points but now without incremental pay? What is the value in reaching the top of your band really quickly?

Posted date

9 June, 2018

Posted time

2:54 pm