GMB Scotland members to vote on latest NHS pay offer

Posted by GMB Admin
Tuesday 21 February 2023
GMB Trade Union - GMB Scotland members to vote on latest NHS pay offer

Responding this afternoon (Monday 20 February) to the latest Scottish Government pay offer for NHS Scotland Agenda for Change (AfC) staff,

which proposes a consolidated 6.5 per cent increase on the basic rate of pay for 2023-24 plus an additional non-consolidated payment equivalent to three months value backdated to January, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser for Public Services Keir Greenaway said:

“GMB will put the offer before our members for consultation. During this time, our union remains in dispute with the Scottish Government and our legal strike mandates continue to be protected.

“Whether this offer is accepted or rejected, the pay offers for this year and last year will not be the high-water mark for the value of our hard-pressed NHS staff. Our members understand their industrial strength; they will keep organising to recover and restore what’s been lost by years of brutal cuts to pay and services.

“There’s no doubt that achieving statutory strike mandates and threat of strikes has secured more money for all staff, but our members will now have the final say on whether the offer goes far enough to end this dispute.

The consultative ballot of GMB Scotland members will run from Wednesday 22 February until Wednesday 15 March.

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