Your hard work has paid off

 Lors Allford 21 Mar 2018

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. 

New NHS Pay Deal

It means 6.5% over the next three years for half of NHS staff, with some receiving much more. It means pay reliability at a time of great political and economic uncertainty and higher starting salaries for all bands, which will help recruitment at a time of staffing crisis.

It also means a simpler pay structure, so that staff reach the top of their pay band faster, and promotion that really means promotion, which helps staff retention. A pay deal that brings more people into nursing and encourages staff to stay is good for patient care.

It’s thanks to the partnership work of NHS trade unions, alongside the tireless campaigning of RCN members that the Government has agreed to find the money to pay for this deal, a deal better than that offered to any other public sector workers.

We believe it’s the best offer we can get in a time of austerity and we urge you to accept it. If we reject it, we risk returning to the 1% pay rises we fought so hard to overturn. 

Lors Alford RCN Trade Union Committee Chair

Lors Allford

Chair of the RCN Trade Union Committee

Lors has been nursing for 42 years and been a member of the RCN for that time. She is semi-retired now but works part-time as an emergency nurse practitioner at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. She was Vice Chair of RCN Council for four years before leading the Trade Union Committee.

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