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RCN members across the UK are campaigning to get the fair pay they deserve

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  • A nurse talks to a junior nurse with a third nurse in the background preparing a bed Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 20 Apr 2018

    NHS pay deal: productivity, appraisals and sickness pay

    RCN lead negotiator Josie Irwin explains some of the key aspects of the new pay deal, which members can vote on from 23 April.

  • Pension Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 13 Apr 2018

    NHS pay deal: about your pension

    RCN lead negotiator Josie Irwin explains how the pay deal will affect your NHS pension.

  • Nurses at top of pay band Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 6 Apr 2018

    NHS pay deal: what if I’m at the top of my band?

    RCN lead negotiator Josie Irwin talks about the impact of the deal for members at the top of their pay band.

  • Student member Katharine Youngs Katharine Youngs 6 Apr 2018

    NHS pay deal: how students can take part

    RCN Trade Union Committee member Katharine Youngs explains how student members can spread the word about the pay deal.

  • Nurse on ward Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 29 Mar 2018

    NHS pay deal: increments explained

    RCN lead negotiator Josie Irwin outlines modifications to Agenda for Change, following a number of questions from members.

  • New NHS Pay Deal Lors Allford Lors Allford 21 Mar 2018

    Your hard work has paid off

    The Government has paid attention to RCN campaigning, got rid of the 1% pay cap, and agreed to a pay deal for NHS staff in England that’s significantly better than we’ve seen in the last eight years. 

  • coins Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 18 Jan 2018

    Pay negotiations - the devil is in the detail

    Josie Irwin, RCN Associate Director Employment Relations, shares an update on pay talks.

  • Janet at rally Janet Davies Janet Davies 21 Dec 2017

    Nursing is about creating change

    Janet Davies urges nursing staff to recognise their power and influence.

  • Piles of coins Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 19 Dec 2017

    Pay talks begin

    The RCN’s Associate Director of Employment Relations explains how any changes to NHS pay structures will be achieved.

  • The RCN Josie Irwin Josie Irwin 23 Nov 2017

    Union talks with the Government

    Josie Irwin, RCN Associate Director Employment Relations, sheds light on talks with the Government about “pay structure modernisation”.