RCM members have voted to accept the proposed Framework Agreement in the HSC in Northern Ireland. Our consultation closed on Thursday 20 February, 94% of RCM members who responded voted to accept. The Framework Agreement restores pay parity with health workers in England with effect from 1st April 2019. It also sets out a funded framework for safe staffing.

To see exactly what the changes mean for you see the guidance materials jointly developed by the trade unions and Department of Health on the RCM website here, You can also access the pay calculator here.

The RCM and other HSC trade unions have now informed the Minister and Department of Health of their collective acceptance of these proposals, we will continue to work in partnership with the Department of Health to implement the agreement on pay and deliver all aspects of safe staffing outlined in the agreed framework document.

If you have any questions, pleas etake a look at our FAQs page, or do not hesitate to contact [email protected] or call us on 0333 303 0444. 

Take a look at the background on the Northern Ireland pay campaign here

  • Download the Vote Yes leaflet here.
  • Access the Ballot FAQs here.
  • Download the infographics here