Long-term pay deals: a safe choice in uncertain times?

Brockett, James
June 2008
People Management;6/26/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 13, p12
The article discusses a proposed settlement on National Health Service (NHS) pay accepted by the biggest unions in Great Britain, which sets out rises of between 2.25 and 2.75 percent for the next three years, as of June 2008. According to Gill Bellord, director of pay, pensions and employment relations at NHS Employers, the obvious advantage of long-term deals for employers is stability. This approach to wages ignores rising inflation.


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