CSP joins NI unions in accepting pay parity

The CSP, along with other health trade unions in Northern Ireland, has today accepted the pay offer proposed by the Northern Ireland Executive in January.

Stormont, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Following consultation, more than 98 per cent of members in Northern Ireland voted to accept the offer, which will bring their pay back in line with health workers in England and Wales.

The trade unions have committed to working with the Department of Health to implement the agreement and measures to ensure safe staffing.

Claire Sullivan, the CSP’s director of employment relations and union services, said: ‘This is a welcome outcome for CSP members, who voted overwhelmingly to accept the offer.

Their dedication and hard work is set to be recognised with a well-deserved pay rise, which I hope will be implemented without further delay.

‘We will continue to work on our members’ behalf to push for full implementation of the measures agreed as well as further clarity on timescales. While pay parity is of huge importance, addressing issues of safe staffing to ease the pressure on hardworking staff is equally vital.’

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