NHS unions present nurse pay evidence

NHS unions have joined forces to demand the government re-opens pay talks due to the economic crisis.

Nurses at Westminister demonstrating in protest of nurse pay
Nurses at Westminister demonstrating in protest of nurse pay

The three-year pay deal agreed earlier this year will leave hundreds of thousands struggling financially as inflation continues to rise, say the unions.

In evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body, unions say there is a danger of a serious workforce shortage as students drop out of courses amid huge debts and an ageing workforce leave the NHS.

In June, 12 healthcare unions agreed to an 8% pay rise over three years, but threatened to pull out if inflation continued to rise.


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