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Trust chair pay rises will go down badly with NHS staff, says managers' union

Tue 04 Oct 2016

MiP responds to changes in remuneration for non-employee board posts in the NHS

Commenting on the report in the Health Service Journal about pay rises for trust chairs, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said:

'We have no problem in principle with pay reviews for hard to fill non-employee trust chair posts. But we do have a problem with the failure to use the same approach for NHS staff.'

'There are many recruitment problems in the NHS, including the employee posts on trust boards, such as chief executive and finance director. Staff have been told for years to stick with the pay freeze, that there is no money to reform Agenda for Change and so on. This will go down badly with them.'

'We are also concerned about the apparent secrecy surrounding these pay decisions. We only know about them because the Health Service Journal made a freedom of information request. Pay especially for senior postholders should be determined in the open.'

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