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Full pay rise for NI nurses

10th July 2007

Unions say nurses in England deserve to be paid the same as their Northern Ireland counterparts.

The call comes after NI Health Minister Michael McGimpsey said nurses would receive the full pay award recommended by the Independent Pay Review Body, meaning they will receive a 2.5% increase back-dated from 1 April in line with Scotland and Wales. But nurses in England will only get 1.5% now and 1% in November. Peter Carter, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, said the situation was unjust.


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