United Kingdom - Million NHS workers vote in favour of 6.5% pay deal - June 30, 2018

A majority of the NHS workers voted in favour of a 6,.5% pay deal. Members of 13 unions in England accepted the deal to end 1% pay cap, only the GMB union rejected the deal. Over 1 million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff that voted in favour of the deal will now get the money in their July pay packets, backdated from April. The deal means an average 6.5% increase over a three-year period with more for the low-paid, through a combination of cost-of-living pay rises and faster incremental increases. Lower-paid staff will get an immediate 2,000 pounds increase, taking them above the living wage and no one will get paid an hourly wage below 8.93 pounds.

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