09 / 3 / 2015 3.38pm
The NHS trade unions today announced that they have accepted the Government’s pay offer, bringing to an end the recent industrial action.
The decision, which applies to England, was made at today’s meeting of the NHS Staff Council, the regular meeting between health unions and employers that seeks constructive national agreements on pay terms and conditions.
Responding to the decision, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said:
“This will be a huge relief for NHS organisations and for the thousands of patients and staff who were disrupted by industrial action.
“Employers do understand the anxieties of staff and urgently want to discuss sustainable ways to move away from pay restraint. This end to industrial action means we are now in a position to start those crucial discussions. Any solution will need to support better, safer and more responsive services to patients and more efficient use of NHS resources.”
Following today’s announcement we will be issuing new pay circulars later this week, covering the pay uplift and changes to redundancy arrangements to take place from 1 April 2015.
Please keep checking our latest news
pages, as we will also be releasing a new pay chart to help employers explain the changes to their staff.