Isle of Man health unions agree pay settlement for 2023/24

In a joint statement, Manx Care and other organisations confirmed the 6 per cent deal

Published: 19 March 2024 Trade Union & IR

Health unions in the Isle of Man have agreed to the pay settlement for 2023/24, following consultation with staff. 

In a joint statement, Manx Care, Manx Pay Terms and Conditions (MPTC) and the National Joint Council (NJC) confirmed that they had settled the pay offer for 2023/24, following confirmation from staff-side representatives. 

The pay offer for MPTC/NJC staff of 6 per cent will be back paid from March 2024. 

The negotiation process

Marie Lloyd, SoR regional officer for the North West and Isle of Man, said: "I am very pleased that collectively we have settled this pay award. Previous years' pay awards have take far too long to be agreed meaning that our members have had to wait to see any increase into their salary." 

Teresa Cope, CEO of Manx Care, the organisation responsible for the delivery of health and social care on the island, said: “I am pleased that we have reached an agreement and that colleagues will shortly receive their back pay for this period - thank you to all those who supported and helped to finalise this matter.”

The Society of Radiographers and other health unions had been engaged in negotiations with Manx Care regarding the pay award for 23/24, which resulted in the offer of a consolidated 6 per cent. 

In February, the Society of Radiographers carried out an indicative ballot of its members in the Isle of Man. 

The negotiations resulted in the pay offer being accepted by the health unions. 

Next steps 

Debbie Halsall, NJC Staff Side lead, said: “We look forward to positive quick negotiations for this year to commence, following on from the acceptance of last year’s offer.”

Claire Ellis, MPTC interim Staff Side lead, added: “The collective staff side of MPTC are pleased with the progress we have made during the 23/24 pay negotiations and I would thank everyone that has been involved in the process of moving these pay negotiations forward quickly, including all our members that took the time to vote.”

MPTC/NJC staff who have left the organisation prior to this settlement will not be routinely included in this pay offer, however an appeal process has been established for any staff colleague who believes they are eligible for back pay. 

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2024 with a decision made by the end of April 2024. 

The SoR has also said it intends to begin pay talks for 2024/25 as soon as this pay round is concluded.