Sign up to FREE email alerts from the Northern Agenda Nurses may consider striking after the government offered a three per cent pay rise for NHS staff in England and Wales, a union leader has said.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) described the decision as a “bitter blow”, saying that the salary increase would in fact be a cut once inflation was taken into account.
Announcing the three per cent uplift, Boris Johnson tweeted: “Our NHS staff have been heroic throughout the pandemic, providing care and saving lives.
To recognise the extraordinary contribution they have made they are receiving a 3% pay rise this year." The Department of Health and Social Care said the “average nurse” will receive an additional £1,000 a year, while manyRead more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk