RCN Head Resigns Over Pay Deal
The head of the RCN resigned this week amid the wrong information been given to thousands of nurses on a new nurse pay deal. Last month Janet Davies apologised for informing members they would receive an immediate 3% pay uplift this summer. The actual position is only 50% would receive an increase the rest would have to wait until completion of an annual appraisal.
Many nurses took to social media to express their frustration and having been given wrong information. One nurse was quoted “This nurse pay deal will solve all our problems!!, I am completely underwhelmed at receiving my 35 pence increase. I will try not to spend it all at once!!” Ms Davies will now step down from her post at the end of August. The RCN is carrying out a full enquiry to the events.
The RCNs official statement is “The RCN and Janet Davies have decided to part ways by mutual agreement,” said Maria Trewern, chairwoman of the RCN council. “We thank her for all her service to the college as chief executive and general secretary over the past three years, and wish her well.”
Ms Davis said ““It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level, and I am proud of the achievements the college has made over the past three years against a difficult political backdrop. I wish my colleagues and our membership all the best for the future, and look forward to taking on some new challenges.“
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