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Pay increases announced for States of Jersey employees

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Hundreds of Jersey States employees being offered pay increases of between 6% and 7% over the next two years.

Doctors, nurses and midwives would get between 6.6% and 7% under the proposed deal for 2018 and 2019

Teachers and staff at police and the fire service would receive 6%. Any staff already making 100 thousand would see no pay increase

Some groups including ambulance and youth service staff, who have already accepted a 'workforce modernisation offer, will see the biggest increase - more than 10 per cent.

All of that would cost the States an extra 33 million pounds, on top of the existing 360 million pound pay budget.

“These pay offers seek to achieve the best deal possible, tackling entrenched equal pay issues and raising the incomes of the lowest-paid employee groups, while keeping within the limited budget allowed under the MTFP2 settlement. “Our priority is to target the biggest pay rises at nurses, midwives, low-paid manual workers and colleagues in uniformed services, and that is where we have focused our offer. “We also understand the impacts on many colleagues of the rising cost of living, and by offering a combination of consolidated and non-consolidated pay, we can offer more in cash terms over the next two years, to help with those living costs, than if we only offered a consolidated pay increase.“

– Charlie Parker, States of Jersey Chief Executive

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