The search is on to find the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year 2019. This will be the 23rd year of the awards which are designed to recognise and reward excellence in the nursing profession. This year’s ceremony will be held on 6 June at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland expected a minimum 3% pay uplift for 2018-2019 for all staff employed by the HSC on Agenda for Change contracts, in order to keep pace with staff in the other countries of the UK. In partnership with the other health trade unions in Northern Ireland, this was put to the Department of Health and HSC employers in a formal proposal on 26 September 2018.
The pay offer announced by the Department of Health last Thursday does not currently meet the expectations of our members. If implemented it will ensure that staff here, like colleagues in England, Scotland and Wales, will be paid the national living wage. Morally and ethically this is the right thing to do for low-paid workers. Whilst the Department’s pay offer proposes some improvements in pay, a significant number of staff will only receive a 1.5% pay rise which is below the rate of inflation.
Members working within the Health and Social Care Service to be consulted on industrial action over the continuing absence of a pay award for 2018-2019.
Extraordinary meeting of the RCN Northern Ireland Board
Information for RCN members in Northern Ireland on HSC pay deductions
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Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2018
RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year 2018
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