Two-thirds of members who voted in the recent consultation accepted the Welsh Government proposals. The results have been accepted by the RCN Trade Union Committee and endorsed by the RCN Welsh Board and RCN Council.
Health unions in Wales have unanimously accepted the pay proposals so the process to implement the deal will now begin. NHS staff on Agenda for Change contracts should receive an uplift in their October pay packets. Backdated pay from 1 April will be paid as soon as possible. The agreement also includes restructuring of existing pay bands with a reduction in the number of pay points.
Tina Donnelly, RCN Wales Director, said: “The deal doesn’t mean the fight for fair pay is over and we will need the continued support of members to make sure all members receive the pay rise they deserve in the future, wherever they are in the UK.”