PM accused of ‘deliberately delaying’ a pay rise for NHS workers

A letter sent to Boris Johnson by health unions warns that many NHS staff will be “bewildered” as they contrast the recent pay offer in Scotland with plans for the rest of the UK.

The Prime Minister has been urged to “reconsider” the recent 1% pay offer and accused of attempting to “deliberately delaying” a pay rise for NHS workers.

Earlier this month Scotland promised its workers a raise of at least 4%. 

Accusing the government of “deliberately delaying”, the letter reminds the prime minister that unions requested to begin early discussions “on a well-deserved and significant pay award” last July.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 31 March 2021