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One per cent pay increase for NHS staff in Scotland is 'very disappointing', says CSP

CSP press release published on 24 March 2017

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has criticised the Scottish Government's pay award for NHS workers.

Staff earning more than £22,000 will receive a one per cent increase, and all pay points currently £22,000 or below will receive a flat rate increase of £400.

The announcement comes in advance of any details for the rest of the UK.

Claire Sullivan, Director of Employment Relations and Union Services at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said:

'The confirmation that the increase for our members in Scotland will continue to be capped at 1% for all staff earning more than £22,000 is very disappointing.

‘CSP members continue to work harder than ever to deliver excellent services to their patients, against a background of steeply rising demand, many years of falling real-terms pay and widespread shortages of staff.

'This situation is both unfair and unsustainable and poses real risks to the retention of staff within the NHS at the very time when they are needed more than ever.'

The CSP joined other health unions in submitting responses to the NHS Pay Review Body, which can be read here.

The Scottish Government announcement is available here.

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