Workers in NHS Scotland have accepted a pay rise of 9% to be delivered over 3 years.
Health Secretary, in the Scottish Government, Jeane Freeman said:
“Scotland’s NHS is founded on the hard work and dedication of its staff. This agreement is a recognition of that hard work.
“I’m delighted that NHS ‘Agenda for Change’ staff have voted to accept our offer of a pay rise of at least 9% over the next three years. This rise – which is linked to a commitment to reform some terms and conditions – will be up to 27% for some staff. That is the highest health uplift in the UK.
“This pay rise can help recruitment and retention and ensure that our NHS remains an attractive employment option for many.”
Employees earning up to £80,000 will receive a minimum cumulative uplift of 9% while those on £80,000 or more will get a flat rate increase of £1,600 a year. Staff not at the top of their pay bands will also receive any incremental progression they are due.
It applies to 147,000 ‘Agenda for Change’ employees including all nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals.
The pay rise ensures NHS Scotland staff are the best paid in the UK.