RCN in Wales responds to Health Secretary Vaughan Gething's announcement on the NHS pay award
The RCN condemns the Government’s decision to continue with the 1% pay cap for NHS staff in England.
An RCN Freedom of Information request shows a significant drop in the number of EU nurses coming to work in the UK since the Brexit vote.
Wartime nursing will be brought into the digital age as personal stories of First World War nurses are uncovered for the first time.
Nurses' pay and that of other NHS staff will continue to fall behind cost of living, says RCN Scotland, as pay award capped at 1% for another year.
Following last month’s pay ballot of RCN members who work for brighterkind (subsidiary of the Four Seasons Health Care Group), the RCN has agreed a pay uplift of at least 1.5% for all staff who have not received any increase since April 2016 with a 3.6% uplift for staff under 25 years old.
With charities filling gaps in public funding, the RCN says the Government must do more to make services accessible to all.
The RCN will work with reps on any disputes arising from plans to prevent NHS staff working agency shifts.
RCN condemns lack of consultation over NHS agency ban and says members should be free to work in ways that suit them best.
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