Responding to the Scottish Government’s one-year 5 per cent “final offer” for Agenda for Change staff across NHS Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service today (Wednesday 15 June), GMB Scotland Organiser Karen Leonard said:
“Ministers need to go further on pay for these key workers. Frontline NHS services are chronically under-staffed and if we want to improve this for patients then we need to recruit and retain the people needed to deliver them, and that starts with proper value.
“In the grip of the biggest cost-of-living crisis in forty years, we cannot recommend to our hard-pressed members the acceptance of a deal that doesn’t sufficiently confront soaring inflation and eye-watering energy bills, or a funding settlement that awards the most to the highest earners.”
Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077.