NHS staff to be offered pay rise for giving up days holiday leaked

first_imgGovernment negotiators have said the forfeiture of the one day of annual leave is a “red line”, according to the paper.The Department for Health and Social Care said the department does not comment on leaks. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. More than a million NHS staff are to be offered a pay rise of 6.5 per cent – in return for giving up a day’s annual leave, according to a leaked document.The Government is prepared to increase salaries for the 1.3 million workers on the Agenda for Change contract, it has been reported.The contract includes all staff – barring doctors, dentists and some senior managers.Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, announced an end to the pay freezes or 1pc caps that had been in force when he unveiled his budget in November.The Guardian reported the Treasury and Department for Health and Social Care will put forward plans that will see non-medical NHS staff receiving a 3pc pay rise next financial year and 1pc to 2pc in the next two years.Other staff would see their pay rise owing to the scrapping of the 1pc cap on salary increases, the paper added.last_img

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