On the eve of the NHS’s 73rd birthday on Monday (5 July), the CSP has been organising with trade unionists from across the UK for a fair and significant pay rise for NHS staff.
The CSP has joined with other health trade unions to write to the new health secretary Sajid Javid stressing the crucial importance of pay in ensuring the NHS is ‘fighting fit’ to deal with its many post-pandemic challenges.
Now the NHS pay review body report is with the secretary of state for consideration, all eyes are on the government as health workers and the public await the outcome of the pay round.
Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic
The letter reads: 'After the unprecedented challenges of the past 15 months, NHS staff are exhausted and well in need of a boost.
A proper pay rise would help stem flagging morale. It would also persuade those staff who feel ready to throw in the towel to stay around and see the NHS through the next few difficult years.
'It would also signal the government’s commitment to addressing the huge backlog of appointments, treatments and operations cancelled to allow the NHS to focus on Covid.'
The full text of the letter is available below.
CSP members stand up for fair pay
Meanwhile, CSP members have been organising with trade unionists from across the UK for a significant pay rise.
CSP members were well represented alongside other health professionals, with physios and support staff taking part in demos in Northern Ireland, Wales, Surrey, Worthing and Sussex in the past couple of weeks alone.
Watch our video above to see how CSP reps and members are standing up for the NHS in the workplace.
What can you do?
- update your CSP member profile (employer and workplace information) so we are able to hold an industrial action ballot on pay, if needed
- organise your own workplace pay demo - use our organising resources to find out how
- talk to your colleagues and pass it on - use the hash tags #CSP4FairPay across social media
- members can continue to raise the issue of pay with their local member of parliament; and in Wales, Senedd members.
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