In the NHS, pay and conditions are largely transparent. This is not the case in the independent sector and gaining an informed view of what makes up the average pay and reward package isn't easy.
The lack of transparency can make negotiating your own uplift tricky – so get help from the CSP's Employment Relations & Union Services (ERUS)...
Support from ERUS
ERUS produce a number of information papers of specific interest to members working outside of the NHS. This includes information on the Agenda for Change agreement, which may help inform your pay negotiations. Relevant titles can be located in this section of the website.
Are you experiencing detrimental proposals regarding your terms and conditions?
Contact the CSP and talk to your regional negotiating officer for advice - call the enquiries team on 020 7306 6666 in the first instance. You can also use our feedback form to tell us about any planned changes to your workplace.
ERUS can also help with:
- advice in terms of constructing pay claims
- advice on contracts of employment and self-employed relationships
- pay surveys of groups of members by sector
- supporting claims for trade union recognition
- support at grievance and disciplinary hearings and at employment tribunals
- advice on health and safety issues
And read the Help at Hand Frontline feature to see how the CSP supports members working outside the NHS.
While the CSP is not recognised for the purposes of collective bargaining within higher education, we do have partnership agreements with the relevant education unions to represent CSP members.
Member experience within the independent sector
Over a third of our members work in the independent (or non-NHS) sector. Workplaces range from independent hospitals, the voluntary sector, industry and higher education, to sports clubs, leisure services and private practice.
Find out more about their employment experiences by downloading a copy of a 2013 CSP survey: Non-NHS sector - terms and conditions of employment