£1,000 consolidated payment offered
Nursing staff on the Isle of Man are being consulted over another pay offer put forward by Manx Care.
The Royal College of Nursing says the health body has offered a £1,000 consolidated payment for the pay year 2022/2023.
That’s in addition to the six per cent it’s already offered.
The RCN is already balloting its members on whether they would be willing to breach their employment contracts, and go on strike, after a recent pay offer was rejected.
That would have seen staff receive an unconsolidated lump sum of £300 in addition to the four per cent pay award for 2021/2022.
For 2022/2023 staff were being offered a further two per cent consolidated increase – in addition to the four per cent pay award applied to October 2022 salaries.
The RCN says its members will now have the opportunity to vote on whether to accept or reject the latest offer – an online pay consultation will run from 12 June to 21 June.
Operational Manager, for the RCN in the North West, Paul Wood said: “We carefully considered what option was the best for our members.
“The results of a survey held earlier this year gave the RCN a clear mandate to act on their behalf and our members have waited a long time to be asked if they were willing to take strike action.
“However, upon receiving a further offer late in the day, we decided that the best course of action was to enable our members to be able to vote on strike action and their pay.”