Tell your MP why you oppose regional pay
Published: 27 July 2012
The Royal College of Nursing has written to members in England, encouraging them to raise their concerns with their MP about the prospect of the introduction of regional pay in the NHS.
The RCN is concerned about plans for a large number of NHS trusts in the south west of England to form a regional pay, terms and conditions 'cartel'. Trusts in the cartel want to reduce annual leave, increase working hours, and reduce pay and other terms and conditions across the region. Nursing staff who refuse to accept the changes face the possibility of dismissal.
The RCN believes the actions in the south west are an unfair, ill-judged move that will end up costing the NHS more money and widen inequalities.
RCN members can email their MP using a simple online tool on the RCN Frontline First website.