New pay offer for Wales: SoR consults members on extra 3% for 2022-23

Offer is backdated and includes a 1.5% one-off payment

Published: 15 February 2023 Trade Union & IR

The SoR is consulting members after the Welsh Government offered a 3% increase on the 2022-23 pay award, backdated to 1 April 2022.

The key elements of the offer are:

  • A consolidated increase for all Agenda for Change grades of 1.5%, paid in April 2023.

  • A further non-consolidated (one-off) payment of 1.5%, paid in March 2023.

  • Unsocial hours payments to be included in sick pay from three weeks instead of six weeks with immediate effect.

  • A commitment to the principle of pay restoration to 2008 levels and working in partnership to achieve this in coming pay rounds. 

  • A series of other projects with the aim of improving working conditions, recruitment and retention.

SoR members in Wales have been emailed a link to vote in the consultation. Please complete the survey by 12pm on Friday 24 February 2023.

If you have any questions, contact [email protected] or [email protected]

The offer

Following further negotiations, the Welsh Government has proposed an additional increase to the already implemented 2022-23 pay award. This award applies to all NHS staff currently employed in Wales. Further discussions are anticipated about the 2023-24 pay award due on 1 April.

The offer is detailed in the Welsh Government’s Statement and a briefing document from the SoR.

Acceptance or rejection of offer

SoR members based in Wales are asked to indicate if they accept the additional award or wish to reject the award. Please note that this is presented as a final offer by the Welsh Government and, if rejected, we do not feel there will be time or funding to secure additional money from last year’s pay round. After this consultation, discussion will move to the 2023-24 pay round.

Review the current 2022-23 NHS Wales salary scales compared with this new February offer.

Having your say

All members working in the NHS in Wales will be sent an email link to the consultation survey or you can access the consultation survey here. There will also be a series of Teams meetings for members to attend to raise any queries in relation to the above offer. More information on the SoR website at

Contact us

If you have any questions, if you do not receive the link to vote or if you would like to update your contact and workplace details, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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