How do you feel about the Government's offer of a 1% pay rise? InsultToNHS
The figure, branded 'the worst kind of insult' by furious unions, amounts to a real terms pay cut in 2021/22 when inflation is factored in.It comes a day after Rishi Sunak faced furyfor not including any cash in the Budget for staff who were crucial to keeping Britain going through the pandemic.
A Department of Health And Social Care document issued today reads: “In settling the DHSC and NHS budget, the government assumed a headline pay award of one per cent for NHS staff.“Anything higher would require re-prioritisation.”Health workers are in the final year of a three year pay deal - which took eight years of pay freezes to negotiate.
Staff are due to get a 0.7% pay rise next month, which the Government say isn't included in the 1% assumption.But the Government have to wait until Spring until pay review bodies return their reports to find out what they can expect in the coming years. headtopics.com
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour ’s Shadow Health Secretary branded the move "the ultimate kick in teeth to our NHS heroes who have done so much to keep us safe over the past year.He said: “Rishi Sunak’s promised to be open and honest with the public yet shamefully insults every single member of NHS staff sneaking out this announcement and failing to include any mention of NHS pay in the budget.
“NHS staff deserve a fair pay rise.”We want to hear from NHS & care staff - tell us about your last year and how you feel about the one per cent pay rise plan. Email firstname.lastname@example.orgDr Chaand Nagpaul, Council chair of the British Medical Association said: "This is a total dereliction of the Government’s moral duty and obligation to a workforce that is keeping the NHS on its feet and patients alive.
“Throughout the pandemic, doctors have cared for more critically ill patients than was ever thought possible and worked round the clock despite suffering from extreme stress and exhaustion, with BMA surveys showing significant numbers of doctors selflessly working extra hours without pay. This is a time at which the Government should demonstrate that it recognises the contribution of a workforce that has literally kept this country alive for the past 10 months."
“This comes as a kick in the teeth after a decade in which doctors have experienced real terms pay cuts of up to 30% and in the same week as the Chancellor has announced a huge increase in the taxation on doctor’s pensions that will leave virtually all doctors worse off. The Doctors and Dentists Review Body must demonstrate that it is truly independent of Government and recognise the need for a fair pay uplift that makes up for historic pay cuts but also recognises the efforts made and personal risks doctors have taken during this terrible pandemic.” headtopics.com
UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: "No wonder the chancellor had nothing to say about the NHS yesterday. A one per cent pay rise is the worst kind of insult the government could give health workers who’ve given their absolute everything over the past year.
"The public will be horrified. Staff will think it's some kind of joke.“Ministers should hang their heads in shame, go back to the drawing board and come up with the kind of pay rise that matches the astounding efforts staff have gone to in the past year.
“The entire NHS workforce will now expect to see the pay review body come up with a much more sensible and realistic recommendation than this laughable suggestion from the government.”TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Our brilliant NHS workers are getting us through this crisis. They are caring for our loved ones. And they are leading the vaccination effort.
“This is an insulting way to reward their dedication and service. And it comes on top of £30bn worth of cuts to day-to-day NHS budgets.“Our key workers deserve better.”A Government Spokesperson said: “Over one million NHS staff continue to benefit from multi-year pay deals agreed with trade unions, which have delivered a pay rise of over 12% for newly qualified nurses and will increase junior doctors’ pay scales by 8.2%. headtopics.com
“Pay rises in the rest of the public sector will be paused this year due to the challenging economic environment, but we will continue to provide pay rises for NHS workers, on top of a £513 million investment in professional development and increased recruitment.
"That’s with record numbers of doctors and 10,600 more nurses working in our NHS, and with nursing university applications up by over a third. Read more: Daily Mirror »
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Why my pee smell after I eat asparagus Any pay rise is this environment shouldn’t be knocked There’s plenty of ppl who have lost their jobs in the last year, so just be grateful you’ve got money to feed your families its bang out of order they deserve more, you never miss the water till the well runs dry.
Given they are already locked into receiving a 5% rise this year, aa part of the previously agreed 3 yr deal in 2019, they can fcuk off bleating about the additional 1%!!!!! Nearly 1m are out of work because of covid.....they need to STFU!!!! Dear RishiSunak, I’m one of the 7 million plus unpaid carers you’ve forgotten about right through the pandemic. When will you and your government ValueMyCare? We’re at breaking point and need support as well.CarerTwitterStormFriday
It's an insult to those on the front line every damn day! 😂😂😂 Insult to NHS my arse MirrorPolitics My letter of redundancy was a slap in my face. I would have liked a job that gave me priority shopping , discounts and huge overtime. Not sure what payrise soldiers got at the end of the war. My grandfather never spoke a word of what he went through
They got a round of applause. Shocking to be giving anyone in public sector a rise when so many in the private sector have lost their jobs. All public sector pay should be frozen. And in 2 year time increasing 30% Tax ummmm Not too sure.....Maybe reducing the cost of living perhaps. I think it is fair as we are in a global recession due to the china virus. Maybe journalists and teachers can offer to subsidise the NHS as they have done very little for the last 12 months except steal a wage.