Payslips to highlight industrial action pay deductions

As a result of industrial action activity, the NHS Electronic Staff Record has shared updated messaging on pay deduction.

28 February 2023

The NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) has introduced a new payslip message to its system that will notify employees when a deduction has been made from their pay as a result of industrial action.

This message will be shown on an employee’s payslip where an absence has been recorded as either ‘unpaid unauthorised special’ or ‘unpaid unauthorised special hours’, and the reason for the absence is ‘industrial action’.

The payslip message will read: Pay reduced by x day(s)/hour(s) due to Industrial Action from Date A to Date B.

Please note: Trusts should refer to ESR user notices 3244 and 3248 for full details on making the deductions.

Further information

Further information for employers about managing pay during industrial action can be found in section three of Capsticks' frequently asked questions (FAQs).