NHS UNISON members accept Government's pay offer

pay slip

03 / 3 / 2015 4.21pm

UNISON have announced that 67 per cent of their NHS members who took part in the ballot, have voted to accept the Government's pay offer.

This announcement and ballot results from other unions is a good indication that industrial action in the NHS will end. Other union ballot results include:

  • Society of Radiographers - 86.45 per cent voted to accept
  • Royal College of Midwives - 93.9 per cent voted in favour of accepting the offer and 6.1 per cent in favour of rejecting the offer
  • GMB - voted 4 to 1 to accept the Government's offer
  • Royal College of Nursing - members voted 60-40 in favour of the offer. 

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers said “It is now very likely these difficult months of NHS industrial action are over. This will be a huge relief for many patients, staff and health services."

Read the NHS Employers press release in full.

Next steps

The collective Staff Side will be responding to the Government's pay offer formally at the NHS Staff Council meeting on Monday 9 March. If agreed, NHS Employers will be publishing a pay circular shortly afterwards to implement the new pay scales for 2015/16 and also a revised NHS redundancy agreement.

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