Unite's consultative ballot of NHS members has now closed. Thank you for voting!
A message to Unite members working in the NHS in England
Following the pay offer for 2015/16 made by Jeremy Hunt on 27 January for NHS staff in England, Unite and the other unions held consultative ballots on the offer. The Unite ballot result was announced on 2 March and based on the valid votes cast, 50.07% voted to reject the offer and 49.82% voted to accept the offer.
All other unions, with the exception of the FCS, voted to accept the pay offer. The health sector NISC teleconferenced on 6 March to consider Unite's ballot outcome. It was concluded that there was an insufficient mandate to continue with industrial action but Unite would vote against the pay offer at the NHS staff council meeting on 9 March.
The pay offer was put to the staff side unions at the NHS staff council meeting and accepted. Unite was the only union which voted against the offer. Therefore, the pay offer made by Jeremy Hunt will be implemented on 1st April 2015.
There will be continuing national negotiations as part of the pay offer which will include changes to the current redundancy agreement and issues related to ambulance staff terms and conditions.
The staff council was advised that the NHS pay review body will be publishing its recommendations for 2015/16 NHS pay in Scotland by 16th March.
No progress has been made on NHS pay talks in Northern Ireland.
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