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A new NHS pay offer from Scottish Government

17 Feb 2023

RCN Scotland Board members are considering a new NHS pay offer from Scottish government.

Image of a pay slip The pay offer was made today (17 February) following negotiations between the RCN and other health trade unions and the Scottish government and NHS employers.  

RCN Scotland Board will consider the details of the offer and decide the next steps. 

The talks began after the Scottish government put forward proposals in January as the basis for dispute resolution and negotiations. The RCN paused the announcement of strike dates in Scotland while negotiations took place. 

Colin Poolman, RCN Scotland Director, said:  

“I appreciate this has been frustrating for our members in Scotland, the majority of whom voted very strongly in favour of taking strike action. There is no doubt that it was the strength of the strike mandate in Scotland that brought the Scottish government back to the table. 

“Negotiations are the preferable way to resolve disputes so it was the correct decision to see these negotiations through to their conclusion.  

“We now have a new offer for consideration and, as has been the case before, it is you, our members who will make the decision about what happens next. That process begins with the RCN Scotland Board looking at the offer in detail. We will update you on the next steps as soon as a decision is made.” 

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