The RCN is campaigning for Fair Pay For Nursing.
The Fair Pay For Nursing campaign is about:
- recognising the complexity of skill, responsibility and experience demonstrated every day, by nursing support workers, assistant practitioners, registered nurses and all members of the profession.
- making sure that a safety critical profession can reach safe staffing levels and fill tens of thousands of unfilled nursing jobs.
- recognising that the salaries of too many nursing professionals has not kept pace with increases to their living costs over the past decade.
Ultimately, the Fair Pay For Nursing campaign is about providing safe and effective care for all people of the United Kingdom.
The Fair Pay For Nursing campaign aims to secure a fully-funded 12.5% pay increase for all nursing staff covered by Agenda for Change terms, as part of a one-year deal that applies equally to all bands.
Update 21 July 2021 - Welsh Government pay announcement
The Welsh Government has announced that NHS staff in Wales will be given a 3% pay rise for 2021-22.
That is lower than the rate of inflation, which is expected to hit 3.7% this year, meaning staff will effectively get a pay cut.
The consultation on the pay award ran from 12 August to 13 September, and is now closed. The results of the consultations have now been announced. Read more here
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