States pay claim: ‘Prove that nurses are valued’
Tuesday 27th November 2012, 2:40PM GMT.
A NURSING representative has challenged the States Employment Board to show that nurses and midwives are valued when considering the public sector pay claim.
The SEB, which negotiates and sets States pay, was today due to meet to discuss its latest offer to all public sector workers of a one-off payment this year and one per cent rise and one-off payment next year, and a four per cent increase in 2014 dependant on the acceptance of changes to terms and conditions.
In an open letter to the board, Kenny McNeil, chairman of the staff side of the Nurses and Midwives Joint Executive, urged members to use the opportunity to ‘prove to nurses that they are valued by the States of Jersey.’