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walesonline.co.uk 15 Sep, 2021 18:00 am

Nurses reject 3% pay offer for NHS Wales staff as ballot for strike action edges closer

Nurses reject 3% pay offer for NHS Wales staff as ballot for strike action edges closer
A whopping 93.9% of RCN Wales members who voted said the pay award from the Welsh Government was 'unacceptable'

9% said the pay award was "unacceptable" and just 6.Helen Whyley, RCN Wales director, said: "This shows the strength of feeling among our NHS members who are bitterly disappointed with the 3% pay award."Nurses have not had a decent pay award for the last decade.This comes when inflation is above 3% and national insurance contributions are rising which effectively negates this pay award.

7% said the pay award was "unacceptable" and 8.Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Wales were asked to vote as part of an online consultation on NHS pay which ran from August 12 for 28 days.

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