'Give midwives the pay award they deserve' says the RCM ahead of pay meeting with Scottish Government

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Later today the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) along with other NHS health unions in Scotland will be meeting with the Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf to discuss pay for midwives, maternity support workers and other NHS staff. 

Commenting ahead of the meeting Jaki Lambert, RCM Director for Scotland, said: “We are always open and prepared to talk to the Government to negotiate a decent deal. We called the first pay offer an insult, the revised one just piled injury onto that insult, so this one – the third round now, needs to end with an inflation busting pay award.

“Our members are still planning for the contingency of industrial action. They do so with a heavy heart, but they have been pushed into a corner and see no other option. I implore Holyrood to see sense. Prove that that their often-touted commitment to NHS staff are not just warm words and give midwives the pay they deserve and need.”


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Notes to editors

See also Scotland’s midwives vote yes to industrial action over pay (rcm.org.uk).

See also ‘Deeply insulting’ says the RCM on revised Scotland NHS pay offer.

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