Unions consult nurses over night shift pay

Unions will consult NHS staff on a revised pay system for NHS staff who work unsociable hours after the deal was approved by DoH ministers.

The proposals offer percentage increases to basic pay for staff on Agenda for Change bands 1 to 9. The changes will be staged over a three-year period.  

The results of the consultations are expected in late February or early March.  The earliest likely implementation date of the new arrangements is April 2008.

Mr Gill Bellord, director of pay, pensions and employment relations at NHS Employers said: ‘I am very pleased that all the hard work on both sides now means that the proposals can be the subject of trade union consultation.  This is another important step in the Agenda for Change process.'

Staff in pay bands 4 to 9 will receive time plus 30 per cent for working before 6am or after 8pm on weekdays or Saturdays and time plus 60 per cent for working anytime on Sundays or bank holidays.

nick.bostock@haymarket.com

NHS Employers  

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