RCN members across the UK are campaigning to get the fair pay they deserve
RCN Council has vowed to continue fighting for fair pay after Jeremy Hunt gives instructions to NHS pay review body.
Philip Dunne MP, Minister of State for Health, says nursing staff deserve a fair pay package.
Additional funding for a pay rise in England has been pledged, so long as pay structure reform is forthcoming and productivity increases.
An RCN survey today lays bare the extent of financial pressure on the nursing workforce, as the College calls for a “clear signal” on pay in next week’s Budget.
Half the cost of lifting the NHS pay cap would come back to the Government, according to think tank.
Comments come as research shows four in 10 nurses earn below the minimum income standard.
Frontline nursing staff today handed a petition of 67,000 names to Downing Street, opposing the UK Government’s policy on public sector pay.
The RCN has said that health and care providers must give urgent assurances that services are safe for patients this winter, after new analysis reveals falling nurse numbers.
In a victory for the RCN and its members, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today said the 1% pay cap for NHS staff has been scrapped.
The RCN will move towards balloting members on industrial action if the 1% cap on NHS pay is not lifted in the November budget.