Scottish nurses to receive their full pay award

Scottish Health Minister Andy Kerr has announced that Scottish nurses and other health workers will receive their full 2.5 per cent pay rise.

RCN general secretary Peter Carter welcomes the decision
RCN general secretary Peter Carter welcomes the decision

This announcement is at odds with the rest of the UK where the pay rise has been staged, beginning with a below inflation pay rise of 1.9 per cent.

Dr Peter Carter, general secretary of the RCN welcomed this announcement but said: 'By following the recommendations of the Independent Pay Review Body, Scotland's Executive is also setting an example that the Government in Westminster should follow as a matter of urgency.

'While the RCN would not want to see this as a step towards separate pay deals for the different countries of the UK, today's decision will clearly put fresh pressure on the government to rethink their decision to stage the pay award for nurses this year - a decision which is unjust and undeserved.'

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