Basically, ambulance staff have been screwed over.
The new terms mean I will get £40(net), per month, extra in the 1st year, then a tenner a month extra for the following 2 years. I'm coming up to 9 years of service with only a 1% rise per year for the past 7.
Inflation is expected to rise by 9.6% over the next 3 years
Any transfer of position will result in being removed from the Agenda for Change policy (for ambulance staff), which means a mid-grade paramedic, wanting to better themselves to become a Senior Paramedic (managerial and clinical advice role), will result in a PAY CUT!
Why would people want to be promoted for less pay?
If I want to progress from an EMT to Paramedic (which I do), I will be worse off by £2000 for the first 2 years, and then it will take another 2 years to be better off from where I am now.
Great incentive, eh?
Well done, J Hunt, Well done indeed.