Analysis

Shake-up of flawed pay bands system could make it quicker to get to the top

The third of our series of articles setting the scene for the 2018 negotiations on nurses’ pay looks at anomalies in the Agenda for Change system

The third of our series of articles setting the scene for the 2018 negotiations on nurses’ pay looks at anomalies in the Agenda for Change system

  • Negotiations seen as chance to fix increments and overlaps in pay bands
  • Treasury preference for performance-related pay could demotivate staff, unions say
  • Staff side wants a system that rewards skill, competence and experience

Now that exploratory talks on changes to nurses’ pay have begun between nurses’ unions, employers and government, a multitude of options and potential outcomes are emerging.

One area on which nurses’ representatives would like to reach agreement is updating the Agenda for Change (AfC) incremental pay point structure .

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The total number of pay points in the nine Agenda for Change

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