The meeting ended with discussions about the recent NHS pay-deal, which is also being discussed amongst other Branches. Band 1 employees are meant to be upskilled to Band 2 from December 2018, but there is an overall lack of guidance, so we have contacted the Executive Committee for their thoughts and advice.
As usual, our guests were treated to a drink (or two) in a nearby bar following the meeting and we would like to thank our Associate Members for picking up the tab.
Plans for 2019 will be in place by the time we meet again at our AGM on 13 November (2–4pm) at the Strand Palace Hotel in Central London – and we look forward to seeing you there. Our Branch officers are confident that next year will continue on the same path as the last two.