NHS Pay Deal Agreed in Wales

Nurses, midwives and other NHS staff in Wrexham and across Wales have accepted a new pay deal.

Trade unions have unanimously agreed to the deal, offered by the Welsh Government, which will see most staff receive an average increase of 6.5% over the next three years.

The deal includes a range of pay and non-pay proposals that will benefit staff and patients, matching and in some areas going beyond the pay deal for England.

As part of the deal, pay bands will be restructured to include higher starting pay, removal of overlapping pay points and shorter pay scales.

The Welsh Government is working to ensure staff see the benefits in their pay packets before Christmas.

Lesley Griffiths, AM for Wrexham, has welcomed the announcement and said: “Years of austerity imposed by the Conservative UK Government resulted in a public sector pay freeze but the Welsh Labour Government has now committed extra capital beyond the consequential funding received following a pay rise in England.”

“The deal is fully deserved as dedicated NHS staff work tirelessly to deliver high quality care to residents in Wrexham and across Wales. Hard-working staff will receive a fairer pay packet which will ultimately lead to a better NHS for the people of Wales.  It is fitting workers have been recognised in the year the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary.”