The RCN Trade Union Committee, which is made up of elected representatives of the RCN membership, considered the offer and the pros and cons of recommending members accept or reject. The collective view, in light of the RCN’s Fair Pay for Nursing campaign, was to recommend the offer be rejected by members.
It is important now though, that members across the UK working at Caretech Coveberry have their say on whether to reject or accept the offer.
Nursing is a highly-skilled profession that requires the pay to match it. This is equally true for charitable, third sector and independent employers as it is for the NHS. Only by paying a fair salary for the role will all health and care settings be able to recruit adequately and provide high quality care.