Unions are expected to reject a 3% pay increase for NHS workers, saying, “Step forward on the insulting 1%.”
UNIONS are threatening to reject the government’s offer of a 3% salary increase for NHS workers.
The government received criticism earlier this year after notifying NHS employees that they could earn a 1% wage increase.
The Prime Minister, on the other hand, stressed that the offer was made “on the basis of affordability.”
The 3 percent rise is claimed to have been proposed by the NHS Pay Review Body and approved by ministers.
The Royal College of Nursing, which has slammed the 1% salary increase, had previously wanted a 12.5 percent increase.
Boris Johnson responded to the demands for increased compensation by stating that the UK was going through “difficult times.”
“I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all NHS personnel, as well as social care workers, who have been heroic throughout the pandemic,” he stated.
“We’ve done our best to give them as much as we can at the moment.
“Of course, the independent compensation review board will look into what we’ve proposed and report back.
“Don’t forget that there has been a pay freeze in the public sector; we’re in tough times.”
“If the pay review body recommends a 3% pay hike, it is a little step forward from the disrespectful 1% the government offered in March,” Unite’s Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe said.
“However, this proposal ignores the 19 percent loss in real wages that many NHS workers have seen over the last decade, as well as the enormous sacrifices that health professionals have made and continue to make as Covid infection rates rapidly climb again.