NHS staff in England have been offered a 3 percent pay increase after heavy criticism made by the Department of Health and social care over 1% of the pay increase proposed by the government in March 2021.
The 3% pay rise is offered by the government after recognizing the heavy impact of the pandemic on NHS staff.
However, The British Medical Association (BMA) was very disappointed as the NHS pay increase did not cover the junior doctors and other GP’s.
According to the calculations done by the government, the Average NHS nurse will receive an additional £1,000 a year.
The nurses are likely to reject the offer of pay increase as the pay rise is too low and other health unions also oppose the offer made by the government. There might be more protests and strikes.
According to TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, Junior doctors, all the medics below the level of consultants and Outsourced NHS staff, that includes many cleaners and porters will be excluded from 3 percent of NHS pay increase.
While the other key staff like teachers and care workers are subjected to a pay freeze.