An opportunity to sit down and discuss pay for today But if staff- side organisations can't agree, what hope of a national deal?

The government has done well so far not to become ensnared in the trap over health service pay that engulfed the last Labour government in 1974. Back then, with NHS staff pay falling badly behind and public service workers' expectations of a new Labour government running high, ministers swiftly acceded ...

You need to be an HSJ subscriber to read more


Subscribe to read the full article

With an HSJ subscription you’ll get access to:

  • Expert Briefing newsletters, covering nine topics and regions
  • Weekly Catch Up – a summary of the week’s most important stories
  • Unlimited access to
  • The HSJ app

Enquire about multi-user access