Nurses claim breakthrough in pay

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1558

The health secretary in Britain has promised several concessions on local pay bargaining, which the Royal College of Nursing claims are a breakthrough in the five month old pay dispute. The NHS Executive will tell NHS trusts that they cannot change nurses' working conditions as part of any pay agreement this year and that they should offer nationally a 3% increase in the cash element of London allowances. Other allowances relating to basic pay will be increased automatically. Bursaries for students on Project 2000 will also be increased by 3% …

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