It seems that the government have put forward a nice and fair plan to save the UK some money by cutting down on wage costs in the NHS.
Staff are to be asked if we wish to have no pay rise (despite one already being negotiated, albeit a rather poor deal at best), no increments (we’re on a system where, assuming you’re doing well in the job you go up within a pay band every year until you hit the top of that pay band) and with compulsory increased pension contributions from our wages. And all this is return for a “no compulsory redundancies” promise.
So less take-home money year on year, no incentive to do well and in return they won’t sack us. Nice.
(aside – I quite like the idea of higher pension contributions – but I bet those will be to get our existing benefits not anything better)
Which government was it who said that frontline services wouldn’t be hit? I can’t quite remember.
So this was fun reading and then I hit the pay off. This amazing once in a lifetime deal is for pay band 1-6 staff only. Guess what band I’m in? Could it be 7? Why yes I believe it is.
So less take-home pay (and furthermore reducing cf the cost of living over a couple of years) and I would still be at risk of compulsory redundancy? Not sure the incentives are quite there yet for me to vote for this.