RCM welcomes Scottish pay award
At the weekend the Scottish Government announced an immediate 3% pay award for all NHS staff on the Agenda for Change pay scale earning up to £80,000.
This applies to staff including midwives and nurses.
Almost 150,000 NHS staff in Scotland are to be given an immediate pay rise, Nicola Sturgeon announced.
Emma Currer, the RCM’s lead negotiator in Scotland on pay, said: 'This is a restatement of something the Scottish Government promised some time ago.
'Our midwife and maternity support worker members will certainly be appreciative of the extra money in their pockets.
‘However, this is payment on account and the RCM and other unions will continue in negotiations with the Government to get the best deal for NHS staff.'