Last chance to vote in Northern Ireland

Time is running out to have your say in our ballot on NHS pay in Northern Ireland.

ImageIf you've received a golden envelope, cast your vote and send it back in the stamped envelope as soon as possible.

Votes have to be returned by noon on Monday 11 September.

This is the first time the CSP has held an industrial action ballot for pay in Northern Ireland. 

Health and social care staff in Northern Ireland remain the lowest paid across the UK. They are yet to be offered a pay uplift for 2023/24 and have received no additional pay award for 2022/23. 

Find out more about the pay situation and industrial ballot.

CSP Council is recommending members vote yes in support of strike action and to an additional question, which would give physiotherapy staff a mandate to undertake industrial action short of a strike.

Ninety-three per cent of participants who took part in a consultation in June said they were prepared to take industrial action. 


The results of the ballot will be announced as soon as they are known to the CSP.

CSP chief executive Karen Middleton said: ‘In the closing days of our members in Northern Ireland voting in the pay ballot I encourage you to vote. 

‘The situation in Northern Ireland, without an executive, is really dire and is having so many consequences for the people who live there. 

‘Added to which our members who work in the health and social care public sector are now the lowest paid in the whole of the UK.’

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