RCM to recommend members accept England NHS pay offer

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An offer on pay for NHS staff in England has been put on the table by the Westminster Government following negotiations with health unions, including the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Dr Suzanne Tyler, Executive Director, Trade Union at the RCM, said: “We are pleased that the Government has recognised the importance of this pay dispute to our members, and the strength of feeling among them. They have sat down with us to negotiate and have put an offer on the table that we can take to our members and recommend that they accept it.

“This is a good deal won by the power of collective action by unions. It shows how this can bring about a better outcome not just for staff, but for the people they care for. Decently paid and well-resourced staff and services deliver better care, which is ultimately what we are all here for. The decision to accept or reject this offer will now sit rightly with our members.”

The RCM will now be moving to consult its members and will announce the date of the consultation in the coming days.

Details of the offer can be viewed at Government and Health Unions agree pay deal paving way for an end to strike action - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).


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