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We'll continue to fight for fair pay for all

 Teresa Budrey 13 Jun 2018 Eastern

Last year’s Scrap the Cap and Close the Gap campaigns saw our members come out in large number to get their voices heard on the need for fair pay in the NHS.

Across the Eastern region we held events in workplaces, engaged with the public in town centres and then our members met with their MPs to stress that a decent pay rise was desperately needed to reflect the vital work you do. It is also vital to start tackling the serious issues we have around recruitment and retention of nursing staff in this region and across the UK.

We welcome the fact that our members will now get the biggest pay rise they have seen in a decade, but this is by no means the end of our fight for fair pay.

We will also continue to campaign to make sure our members working in social care, general practice and the independent sector are equally rewarded for the important work they do.

Whether you work in the NHS, a care or nursing home, a social enterprise or the independent sector, you deserve to be properly rewarded for the service you provide, going above and beyond to care for patients across our region.

We will keep you posted on developments as we move to lobbying on behalf of staff working across the health and social care sector, as well as continuing our work on fair pay overall in the longer term.


Photo of Teresa Budrey,  Regional Director, Eastern Region

Teresa Budrey

Regional Director, Eastern region

Teresa joined the RCN in 2003 as an officer in the Eastern region, following 20 years working in NHS learning disabilities nursing services. Teresa went on to become a senior officer in the RCN’s South East office before returning to the Eastern office in 2016 as operational manager.  She was appointed as Eastern Regional Director in February 2017.