Royal College of Nursing members are to be asked if they wish to accept the government’s “final” pensions proposals from the end of this month.
The ballot papers will be sent out to all RCN members, apart from those who have already retired, in the week beginning 30 January. Members will have until 27 February to make their vote count.
The following day the RCN Council will meet to discuss the group’s next step on behalf of its members.
Peter Carter, RCN chief executive and general secretary, said: “We would encourage all members to study their voting papers, make their choice and influence what happens next. This will enable the council to gauge the true feeling and mood of the membership so it is vital that as many members as possible take part in this critical process.”
RCN members will be able to vote online, by telephone or by returning their voting papers in a pre-paid envelope.