Issue date
21 Mar 2018

Commenting on the NHS pay deal announced today (Wednesday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“This is a good step towards fair pay for our hardworking NHS staff. Their dedication has been remarkable, keeping the service running through unprecedented pressures and cuts.

“It’s the result of lots of hard work by unions on behalf of their members.

“The government must now make sure the rest of our hardworking public servants get the pay rise they have earned. And the government must fund it properly.”

Editors note

- Trade unions endorsing the agreement: the British Dietetic Association, the British Orthoptic Society, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Federation of Clinical Scientists, POA, the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, the Society of Radiographers, UNISON and Unite.
- The GMB union are opposing the agreement.
- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.