Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government, which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body.
NHS staff in the rest of the UK will be “bewildered” as they contrast the pay offer in Scotland with plans for the rest of the UK, the 14 NHS unions have told the Prime Minister.
Negotiations have now concluded as the Scottish government enters the pre-election period and an offer has been made.
BDA Trade Union Director, Annette Mansell-Green condemns government's recommendation of a paltry 1% pay increase for NHS staff, announced 4 March 2021.
The BDA and fellow health unions, representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK, have written to the Prime Minister this week urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible.
BDA CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Mail Online claim that "non-essential" dietitians "have been twiddling thumbs for months".
NHS staff on Agenda for Change pay scales, including dietitians and dietetic support workers, are not included in the chancellor's announcement that some public sector workers are to receive above inflation pay awards this year, as they in the final year of a three-year pay deal.
The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday).
Following a critical meeting with the newly appointed Northern Ireland Health Minister on 15 January, the BDA has taken the decision to suspend our industrial action ballot.