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NHS pay rise: Nursing union sets up £35 million industrial action fund amid mounting anger

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

The Royal College of Nursing has announced it is preparing the ground for possible industrial action over the government's proposed 1 per cent pay rise for NHS staff.
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Budget 2021 news - NHS nurses' FURY at ‘pitiful' 1% pay rise after covid created toughest year in living memory

1 month ago   |   By The Sun

NHS nurses have slammed the government's proposal of a ‘pitiful' 1 per cent pay rise after Rishi Sunak warmed Britain will be paying off Covid debts for decades.
The Royal College of Nursing said nurses should be getting 12.5% more and said the government should expect a “backlash” should the suggested pay rise goes ahead.
A staggering 1 million people will be dragged into paying the higher rate of income tax by 2025 thanks to the Chancellor's plans, they warned - taking the total to 5 million.
Paul Johnson, from the IFS, warned that further tax rises are likely to lie ahead and said it...
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1% NHS Staff Pay Rise Is ‘Most We Think We Can Afford' Nadine Dorries Says

1% NHS Staff Pay Rise Is ‘Most We Think We Can Afford' Nadine Dorries Says

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Health minister Nadine Dorries has defended the government's proposed 1% pay rise for all NHS staff, saying it was “a statement of what we think we can afford”. “The 1% offer is the most we think we can afford which we have put forward to the pay review body,” Dorries told Sky News. Health service unions have denounced the proposed award as a “kick in the teeth” for staff who had given “absolutely everything” over the past year to keep the public safe. But Dorries told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme: “No other public sector is getting any pay increase whatsoever and that's because we've had...
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Government says 1% pay rise for NHS staff is ‘most we can afford'

Government says 1% pay rise for NHS staff is ‘most we can afford'

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Union leaders say the latest budget is an ‘insult' to public sector workers
Health Minister Nadine Dorries has said the Government ‘would love to do more' than a proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England.
But after ‘fighting the pandemic for the past year' and spending billions on supporting the country through it, she says that is the most it can afford.
It comes after Rishi Sunak unveiled his budget earlier this week, with unions describing his silence on pay for public sector workers ‘deafening'.
But speaking to BBC's Today Programme, Ms Dorries said she trusts Chancellor in...
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Health minister hints at possible U-turn over 1 per cent NHS pay rise

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Health minister Nadine Dorries opened the door to a possible U-turn on NHS pay after a furious backlash over a proposed hike of just one per cent for doctors and nurses who have led the battle against Covid-19 .
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