The NHS Staff Council framework agreement proposal (NHS Pay) has now been released for some time and we have all had time to understand its complexities now, so we wanted to produce this overview. Health members nationally are currently being consulted and individually being asked to make a decision to accept or reject the offer. The ballot should have been sent to all members that have a valid email address on their membership record so it is important all members have ensured we have their up to date details (home address, email address and workplace) to be able to have their say which you can do through contacting the branch 01263 801834 or via freephone UNISON Direct number 0800 0857 857.
This proposal is a three year package, fully funded, which is recommended by both UNISON and the other main Trade Unions that form the staff side of the NHS Staff Council. This proposal and recommendation, however, has not come about easily or quickly and we want our members to understand more than just the main headlines of the proposal to be able to make an informed choice whether to accept this proposal or reject it.