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'Most NHS staff in England will still get a pay rise'

Unions have criticised moves to halt a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff in England, after the Department of Health said the increase was unaffordable alongside the current system - which sees many staff receive incremental annual rises.

Chris Hopson is the head of the Foundation Trust Network.

He said that it was important to recognise that 60% of staff would get an average pay rise of 3.5% regardless of the 1% rise, and would in fact get a "double increase" if the it went ahead.

  • 05 Oct 2013
  • From the section Africa
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