Fair Pay For Nursing

What next for NHS pay

Members in England, Scotland and Wales have voted in consultative and indicative ballots on NHS pay and made clear that the fight for fair pay is far from over.

Indicative ballots in England and Wales closed at 12 noon on 30 November. The ballots asked if members were willing to take industrial action over NHS pay, or support colleagues to even if they wouldn’t themselves. This comes after members voted to say the 3% pay award is unacceptable. Results will be announced soon.

In Scotland, RCN members voted to reject the pay awardRCN Scotland lodged a trade dispute with the Scottish Government and an indicative ballot has been conducted to understand members’ views on industrial action. A pay award for NHS staff in Northern Ireland is due soon and members will be consulted once it is announced.

Make sure you can have your say in any ballots on pay by checking your details in MyRCN now.

The fight for will not end until the profession is respected and protected. Don’t miss the chance to have your say for yourself, your profession and the safety of your patients.

Indicative Ballot on NHS Pay

What is industrial action?

Check your details are correct so you can vote in ballots about your pay

Don’t miss the chance to have your say on pay wherever you are. Your details must be up to date to vote in ballots. Log into MyRCN and check your details are up to date so you can have your say when it matters 

Make sure ballots and consultations reach you so you can have your say

Image of Graham Revie, Chair of the RCN Trade Union Committee

Our members were very clear in telling the Prime Minster that his NHS pay deal was completely unacceptable – it fails the test of fairness and it fails to address the current crisis by not taking action to safely staff our wards and clinics.

When the vote opens, the power is once again in the hands of nursing staff. I urge as many members as possible to speak up and tell us whether they believe industrial action is needed to turn things around for our patients.

Graham Revie Chair of the RCN Trade Union Committee

Take action today

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