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Majority of nursing union members vote to accept NHS pay deal

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I am surprised how the unions and media are hailing this as a fantastic deal for all nhs staff. There is no balance in how this is reported. Some staff will be better off, but facts such as long periods of pay freezes, increases below inflation, rises in pension contributions, tax/NI changes, have been skimmed over. Media hype makes it sound like an immediate pay award of 6.5% - 29% without explanation of what this really means. The very quietly kept changes to pension contribution pay bands has already resulted in many staff having significant deductions taken out of salaries. Particularly for nursing staff at the top of their bands - often the most experienced and qualified, with a high degree of clinical accountability. Many will now take home less pay - even after the pay award.

Posted date

11 June, 2018

Posted time

11:07 am

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