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.
BDA Trade Union Director, Annette Mansell-Green, says:
We wrote to Government, along with our sister health trade unions, at the beginning of July asking them to 'bring forward' the next pay settlement date from April 2021 to later this year.
It is disappointing that Government have not taken this opportunity to respond positively to our letter and recognise the vital, life-saving work of workers across the NHS.
Our key workers deserve a sustained and consolidated pay rise for all staff as early as possible rather than a one-off gesture.
The details of the pay claim are still being discussed and are subject to consultation and agreement. The NHS Staff Council Trade Unions are working together to fight for the best possible award for our members.
As the trade union for the whole of the dietetic workforce in the UK, the BDA will keep our members informed as the situation progresses.