Special message from Donna Hutton: NHS Wales pay

Commenting on NHS Wales pay, UNISON Cymru Wales head of health Donna Hutton said,

“UNISON Cymru Wales members voted in huge numbers to accept the pay offer (voting closed in UNISON on 6 September, 2018). Not only did we have a high turnout but we also had a majority of over 92% in favour to accept.

“Our Regional Health Committee recommended acceptance recognising that our members were tired of waiting and were telling us they wanted the pay rise to be paid as soon as possible.  It is heartening to see so many members took the time to vote, and with a 92% mandate to accept, this is a decisive response.

“Whilst the pay element will be concluded there is still more work to be undertaken around terms and conditions of employment and UNISON continues to work in partnership with the other trade unions on behalf of all our members.”

Note:  All trade unions were meeting today (17 September) to confirm the response to the employers. Details of the process of paying the new rates will be provided to staff by their employers and UNISON will be confirming the same to our branch secretaries tomorrow.


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