Speaking up on nursing pay
The offer of higher pay may seem attractive to nursing staff who are struggling financially. But in the long-term, a pension built up over time is likely to be worth far more than the immediate pay rise that’s on offer.
We’ve written to the Trust management stating our opposition, and to our members working in the Trust, informing them of the consequences of opting out the NHS Pension Scheme. We've also provided our network of workplace representatives with campaign materials to speak up against this offer.
You shouldn’t consider leaving the NHS Pension Scheme without taking independent financial advice.
If you are considering taking up this offer, or if you have already done so, and you would like guidance on how to access financial advice, please contact RCN Direct.
RCN members can attend a pensions advice session on Wednesday 12 October 2016.
This will take place at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage, in the Paediatric (Bluebell) Seminar Room Level 2, from 2 - 3.30pm.
Speakers will include:
Places at the session must be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your RCN membership number before Monday 10 October.