Public sector union UNISON looks set to rubber stamp a three-year package of pay cuts for workers in the NHS.
Following a proposal of three years of sub-inflationary pay rises UNISON Head of Health, Karen Jennings, said that she would be "asking our executive to consider recommending this deal to members as a well-balanced package"
The proposed deal gives 2.75% in the first year.
In year 2 it gives 2.54%. Those on the lowest point will receive an increase of 5.7%.
In the third year the proposed deal gives 2.5%. It includes a flat rate increase of £420 (worth 3.17% at the lowest point) for the bottom three grades.
RPI inflation is currently over 4%.
Meanwhile, UNISON recommended rejection of a 2.45% offer to local government workers, the same as an offer which was rejected in a ballot of members last year. Members also voted to strike but UNISON called off the action and accepted the deal.
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