1593 hero nurses in East and North Herts NHS trust £3.8 million worse off thanks to Conservative pay cuts – new analysis
New figures reveal the 1593 nurses and health visitors in East and North Herts NHS trust currently facing a real terms pay cut thanks to the Conservatives, are £3.8 million worse off than they would have been 10 years ago.
At the budget it was revealed that the Conservatives are offering nurses just a 1% pay settlement – below inflation and therefore a real terms cut, even after a year in which nurses have fought on the frontline against the Coronavirus pandemic whilst:
- Dominic Cummings received a 40% pay rise,
- Ministers spent £37bn on track and trace that hasn’t worked
- Have so far given £2bn in crony contracts to their friends and donors.
Publishing the data, Labour spokesperson said,
“This government’s priorities are all wrong. £2bn on crony contracts, £37bn on a test and trace system that doesn’t work, yet when it comes to rewarding our nurses in East and North Herts after a year on the frontline this Conservative government demands a pay cut.
“It’s outrageous, and insulting – but it’s also not new. This is what the Conservatives choose every time. Nurses today are more than £2,000 worse off than they would be under 2010 pay – across East and North Herts that’s £3.8 million
“How can it be right that in a year that Dominic Cummings drove to Barnard Castle and picked up a 40% pay rise, nurses save countless lives and get a pay cut? Ministers will have to u-turn on this – they should do it now and save an awful lot of people an awful lot of stress.”