Government accused of "taking scalpel" to the pay of health workers by refusing across the board wage rise

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THE Government has been accused of "taking a scalpel" to the pay of health workers by refusing to give an across the board wage rise.

Increases of one per cent will be given to some staff in the NHS, as well as to members of the armed forces, doctors and dentists, senior civil servants, prison officers and the judiciary.

But an estimated 600,000 health workers will only receive their normal incremental pay rise rather than the one per cent, which had been recommended by a pay review body.

Around 400 very senior managers in the NHS will not receive the one per cent rise.

The move means that health workers face a fourth year of below-inflation increases and sparked anger from unions.

Unison accused the coalition of "taking a scalpel" to the pay review report and of showing contempt for NHS workers, adding that 70 per cent of nurses will receive no pay rise this year.

The GMB said it will now consult its members in the NHS on what they wanted to do, warning that the blocking of a full one per cent pay rise would be taken as "a personal insult".

 

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11:42am Thu 13 Mar 14

David Lacey says...

"600,000 health workers will only receive their normal incremental pay rise".
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It is typically worth 3%
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In the private sector these deals don't exist.
"600,000 health workers will only receive their normal incremental pay rise". . It is typically worth 3% . In the private sector these deals don't exist. David Lacey
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12:11pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Jonn says...

David Lacey wrote:
"600,000 health workers will only receive their normal incremental pay rise".
.
It is typically worth 3%
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In the private sector these deals don't exist.
There are plenty in the private sector who have creamed billions of hardworking taxpayers money and provided a terrible service, A4E, Capita, Serco and ATOS for starters.
And let's not forget there are dozens of MP's and Lords with financial interests in private healthcare companies that are creaming off the most profitable parts of the NHS.
[quote][p][bold]David Lacey[/bold] wrote: "600,000 health workers will only receive their normal incremental pay rise". . It is typically worth 3% . In the private sector these deals don't exist.[/p][/quote]There are plenty in the private sector who have creamed billions of hardworking taxpayers money and provided a terrible service, A4E, Capita, Serco and ATOS for starters. And let's not forget there are dozens of MP's and Lords with financial interests in private healthcare companies that are creaming off the most profitable parts of the NHS. Jonn
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12:30pm Thu 13 Mar 14

MSG says...

I hope NHS staff strike by working to rule. They desrve their pay rise given the rise the MP's are set to get. if they dont want NHS staff to have a pay rise the scumbag MP's should have said no to their own inflation busting hike !!
I hope NHS staff strike by working to rule. They desrve their pay rise given the rise the MP's are set to get. if they dont want NHS staff to have a pay rise the scumbag MP's should have said no to their own inflation busting hike !! MSG
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