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NHS pensions - proposed final agreement

Negotiators from the CSP and the vast majority of other health unions have agreed to take a proposed final agreement on the NHS Pension Scheme back to their union memberships for consultation.

(Posted on 9 March 2012)

In the next few days the Society will finalise preparations for our membership consultation via an individual postal ballot to take place on 12 April.

We will also be producing a fresh set of FAQs and a short briefing to explain the proposals.

For clarity, this is a proposed agreement. Nothing has been agreed by the CSP, until CSP members in the NHS and associated social enterprise companies have had their say.

These final proposals only apply to England and Wales.

In Scotland the health minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to meet trade unions later in the month to discuss the NHS Pension Scheme for staff in Scotland.

We are still awaiting a government statement from Northern Ireland.

Please find below a statement from the health unions and a link to the Proposed Final Agreement.

Joint Trade Union Statement

The Government has today published the final proposals for the NHS pension scheme for England and Wales the NHS trade unions note that negotiations on this have now concluded.

Each union is following their own procedures for consultation.

  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • British Dental Association
  • British Dietetics Association
  • British Medical Association
  • British and Irish Orthoptic Society
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Federation of Clinical Scientists
  • GMB
  • Hospital Consultants and Specialist Association
  • Managers in Partnership
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Society of Radiographers

British Medical Association - The BMA have already rejected the proposals and will be balloting members in due course.

UNITE - UNITE is currently consulting members with a recommendation to reject.

UCATT - UCATT are to take the proposed final agreement back to their Executive.

Proposed Final Agreement

Download a copy of the Department of Health's document from this website: Proposed Final Agreement .


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