Members of 13 unions in England accept deal to end 1% pay cap but GMB rejects it
More than 1 million NHS workers in England are to receive a pay rise worth at least 6.5% over the next three years after the deal was accepted by 13 unions representing staff.
The rise comes after seven years of a 1% pay cap on salaries, which caused resentment among NHS workers.
Among those who will benefit are nurses, midwives, hospital porters, 999 call handlers, security guards, cleaners, radiographers and healthcare assistants.
Unions had claimed staff incomes had eroded by up to 15% since austerity began in 2010.