Nurses in Guernsey have voted to reject the latest pay offer from the States.

In the latest development in the ongoing row between unions and the government, 92% of those who voted from the Royal College of Nurses said they did not want to accept the deal. 59% of their members voted overall.

The union had previously described the pay offer as 'divisive and insulting' and will now hold a meeting on Tuesday 5 November to discuss industrial action.

Prospect and the Royal College of Midwives are due to announce the result of their ballots soon.

The offer was:

  • 5% increase to all pay scales and allowances (in line with normal practice) to apply from 1 January 2019 for a one year period.

  • 5% increase to all pay scales and allowances (in line with normal practice) for bands up to and including Band 7 to apply from 1 January 2020 for a one year period.

  • 3% increase to all pay scales and allowances (in line with normal practice) for band above 7 to apply from 1 January 2020 for a one year period.