BriefingBMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7210.3b (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3b-7210
The fascinating Pay and Benefits Bulletin has a special report on millenium pay (1999;477:5-12). Most employers are paying staff double or triple time with additional bonus payments (median £250). Those with a First Direct bank account may wish to ring to congratulate call centre staff on New Year's Eve: they'll be on eight times their usual pay. Meanwhile the Health Service Report (1999;23:2-15) finds 40 NHS organisations that have ignored the government's imprecation for staff to “accept their obligations under normal terms of service” and will pay bonuses, mostly of the order of £100-£150, though the only specific mentions of medical staff in the report exclude them from such deals.