More than 154,000 NHS Scotland staff are to be offered a pay rise of at least 4% in a deal from the Scottish Government.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said The move is in recognition of their “service and dedication” during the coronavirus pandemic, Staff on pay bands one to seven would receive at least a 4% pay rise
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said and the average pay of a front line NHS nurse would rise by over £1,200 a year.It follows the £500 thank you payment for all health and social care workers which was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in November.
Staff on pay bands one to seven would receive at least a 4% pay rise compared with 2020/21, with workers earning less than £25,000 in 2020/21 guaranteed a minimum increase of more than £1,000 in 2021/22.
The announcement follows ongoing negotiations between the Scottish government, NHS employers and unions, who will now consult their members on the offer.
Earlier this month Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended plans to give some NHS staff in England a 1% pay rise.
William Roache (Analysis Editor Newspresslive )