PUBLIC SAY NURSES ARE WORTH MORE
On average, the British public say that nurses should be paid £26,120 as a basic annual starting salary, around £5,000 more than they currently get according to a ComRes poll for UNISON.
UNISON Head of Health, Christina McAnea, said: “The poll shows how out of step the Government is with public opinion. It is clear the public values the work of nurses more than the Government.
Their provocative pay offer denies a pay rise to a majority of NHS workers and has created a lot of anger amongst NHS staff.
“Pay in the NHS has essentially been cut by at least 10% since the start of the coalition.
"It is time the Government gave nurses and health workers a fair deal."
Methodology Note: ComRes interviewed 2,034 GB adults online between 4th and 6th April 2014. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.