Skip to comments.Doctors outraged at latest NHS pay restraint, BMA says
Posted on 03/22/2014 6:26:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Doctors feel a "deep sense of outrage" at the failure to grant them a 1% increase in basic pay, the head of the British Medical Association has said.
In a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Dr Mark Porter urged the government to reconsider the decision.
Many NHS staff will get a 1% rise, but those receiving automatic "progression-in-job" increases, "typically worth over 3%", will not get the 1% as well.
The government said a 1% across-the-board rise would cost jobs.
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation is currently at 2%, and the NHS pay review body had recommended that all NHS staff should get a 1% pay rise - whether they were also entitled to progression pay increases or not.
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There’s an easy fix. Just call it a minimum wage raise, and no jobs will be lost. /sarc
They were for it before they were against it.
Funny how money, their money, makes the difference now.
I believe the doctors are unionized. Under Gordon Brown’s Labour government, they negotiated a very favorable contract with the NHS where they get huge salaries with only 35 hours of work a week. I’m not surprised they didn’t get any increase.