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PremierLeague-News.Com - Frontline health workers had threatened industrial action if their demands for a better pay offer were not accepted.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! NHS staff have been offered a "final" improved pay offer by the Scottish Government following negotiations with trade unions. Humza Yousaf said a newly qualified nurse would see a wage rise of 8.7 per cent as a result of the deal while other staff would get at least 7.5 per cent more on average. The record high pay offer will mean front line workers will receive pay rises ranging from £2,205 to £2,751. For the lowest paid this represents an uplift of 11.3 per cent. A work-to-rule among Scottish Ambulance Service staff due to begin tomorrow has been called off as a result of the offer. Yousaf said: "We have engaged tirelessly with trade union representatives over recent weeks, leaving no stone unturned to reach an offer which responds to the key concerns of staff across the service. Read More Related Articles Scottish Government takes control of NHS Forth Valley over leadership concerns Read More Related Articles Nicola Sturgeon calls out Douglas Ross over voting record in row over NHS "This best and final pay offer of over half a billion pounds underlines our commitment to supporting our fantastic NHS staff. A newly qualified nurse would see a pay rise of 8.7 per cent, and experienced nurses and would get uplifts of between £2,450 and £2,751.
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. “We have made the best offer possible to get money into the pockets of hard working staff and to avoid industrial action, in what is already going to be an incredibly challenging winter. If the offer is agreed this pay uplift will also be backdated to April. “Finally, I would urge the UK Government to get back to the negotiating table with the unions. This settlement has been shaped by the unions’ constructive approach and I hope it is backed by their members." The GMB union's members are also expected to call off strike action which was due to take place from 6am on Monday, November 28. Union bosses have welcomed the offer with James O’Connell, Unite’s lead negotiator for NHS Scotland, saying: "Unite believes that the improved offer deserves to be considered by our members across the NHS. We will be balloting members on this offer and it is for them to decide if the offer meets their expectations. "We appreciate the work on all sides, that has gone into achieving this new offer and recognise the direct involvement of the First Minister in helping to obtain an increased offer that could be put to our members for consideration."
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New independence poll released Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional officer in SAS said: "The suspension of our action short of strike within SAS is done in good faith to facilitate a Consultative Ballot of our members on the Scottish Government improved offer. We await the outcome of the ballot result for our next step." To sign up to the Daily Record Politics newsletter, click here. READ NEXT: Disabled children, carers and struggling parents had valid benefit claims rejected by Social Security Scotland Keir Starmer says Labour will oppose independence referendum even if Supreme Court approves another vote Risk fear in rollout of 1,140 childcare hours for Scots parents
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