The Scottish Government has announced that NHS staff in Scotland will see a 3% pay increase from July.
The RCN and the other health trade unions are continuing to negotiate with the Scottish Government and NHS employers on a three-year pay offer.
The 3% increase does not restrict the health trade unions from negotiating further increases in pay in the three-year deal. If any further increase is negotiated, it will be paid later in the year and backdated to April.
We will update members on the full details of a pay offer as soon as negotiations conclude, which is expected to be at the end of this month.
We will then be asking you to vote over the summer on whether or not to accept the deal.
The RCN will be holding meetings across Scotland to inform members and answer their questions about NHS pay.
Please check back here for further updates on the consultation and information on member meetings across Scotland (see below).
RCN members in England have voted to accept a new three-year pay deal.
The deal will be formally approved at a meeting of NHS trade unions on 27 June and is expected to begin being paid in July.
For more information, check out the 'Find out more' box on this page.