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The government has been called “total turmoil” because it failed to announce the NHS staff’s salary increase as expected.
It turns out that Care Minister Helen Whately was scheduled to announce at the Commons on Wednesday.
However, despite issuing a statement to the MP, the details of the salary increase were not included.
The government has triggered a backlash after proposing that NHS staff be given only a 1% increase.
However, it is reported that the NHS Pay Review Body recommended raising it to 3%.
“It’s unacceptable for the government to look down on the house,” said Rosena Allin-Khan, Labor’s shadow health minister.
“In less than an hour, there was a competing briefing about what the deal would be like, but it turned out to be nothing,” she told MP.
“Our NHS staff is worth more than this. They have worked incredibly hard throughout this pandemic.
“Personal sacrifices are amazing. Their efforts never stop. Our NHS staff is worth more than this.”
Justin Madders, also the Shadow Health Minister, tweeted: … and say nothing.
“How completely confused?”
The government angered in March, saying that despite the extraordinary efforts of NHS staff to deal with the pandemic, only a 1% increase was allowed.
Boris Johnson defended the plan, and former Health Minister Matt Hancock said the decision to recommend such a small increase was due to a “nationally affordable” assessment after the Covid crisis.
The NHS Pay Review Body made a recommendation a few weeks ago, and the union is wondering why salary increases are still delayed.
Pat Cullen, interim secretary general of the Royal College of Nursing, said the treatment of NHS workers was “shameful.”
“Ministers look down on them. We have to blame this action,” she said.
“With tens of thousands of nurse vacancies and thousands considering their future in the profession, the government is sending the worst signal possible in this political gameplay.
“The minister needs to stop the dispute and clean up about salary increases that NHS staff believe deserves. Nursing staff should be fully funded with this salary important, integrated and additional money. Only receive this salary. “
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