Pay for public sector Health and Social Care staff in Northern Ireland

The latest on the status on a 2021/22 pay award in Northern Ireland.

Poster for WithNHSStaff campaign for a fair pay rise

On 30 November, the Department of Health in Northern Ireland said that they would implement the 3 per cent pay award for Health and Social Care staff backdated to 1 April 2021. 

While this award will ensure pay parity with NHS staff in England, the CSP, along with other health unions, is disappointed with this outcome. It is not the significant pay award that we believe is needed and deserved.   

A copy of the circular can be found on the Department of Health website.

Next steps 

We are currently consulting with members on the award, and we will update this page once we know the outcome of our consultation.

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