Derriford UNISON urges Plymouth NHS Trust not to participate in the southwest pay consortium
With morale in the Trust already at an all-time low, we the undersigned would encourage the Trust Board to concentrate on restoring some stability to the organisation and focus on getting a permanent leadership team in place, rather than exploring ways to potentially attack and undermine our members’ Terms and Conditions. We are therefore calling on PHNT to lead the way on this issue and not participate in this consortium. We feel it is important that PHNT are able to recruit the quality of staff needed to provide essential services to care for Plymouth’s most vulnerable people. In addition, given the difficult financial situation that the Trust currently finds itself in, if the Trust has already paid the £10,000 ‘joining fee', required to be a part of the consortium, we would like to see this money reclaimed.