Unite Statement on NHS Wales Pay Offer
- Thursday 20 April 2023
Unite have received the NHS pay offer from Welsh Government and will now begin the process of balloting our members on it. The ballot will open on 1st May 2023 and close on 22nd May 2023 at 9 am.
Unite is not making a recommendation on how our members should vote as it is important that they make the final decision. Unite will fully support our members in whichever decision they now make. As Unite members are being consulted on the pay offer, strike action will be paused.
The pay offer falls short of inflation and therefore does not address the concerns our members have regarding the cost of living. However the offer is a significant improvement on what was previously proposed by Welsh Government.
Unite NHS members have taken more industrial action than any other union this year in Wales. The improvement in the pay offer would not have been forthcoming without the campaign of industrial action undertaken by our NHS Wales members. The solidarity they have shown throughout this difficult period has been inspirational.