NI radiographers urged to share views on pay deal

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has put forward a 23/24 pay offer, and the Society of Radiographers is seeking member responses

Published: 04 March 2024 Trade Union & IR

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has put forward a pay offer for 2023/24, and the Society of Radiographers is seeking member responses.

All staff will receive a consolidated uplift in pay of 5 per cent, effective from 1 April 2023.

In addition, the Department will provide funding for a further non-consolidated award of £1,505 (pro rata) to all Agenda for Change (AfC) staff.

The consultation will be open from Friday 1 March until Thursday 21 March. Members will be able to express their views on the pay offer here.

'An important first step'

Cora Regan, SoR national officer for Northern Ireland, said: “The Society of Radiographers is pleased that there has finally been a pay offer made to public-sector workers in Northern Ireland. It’s an important first step – but it doesn’t come close to recognising our members’ needs and the needs of the radiography profession as a whole.

“It is now up to you as a member to decide whether you accept the pay offer for 23/24”.

The SoR has highlighted its concerns regarding the workforce crisis in radiography in its submission to the NHS Pay Review Body in England and Wales. The Society will be discussing the situation in Northern Ireland in its oral evidence for the 2024/25 pay round, and in a submission to the Northern Ireland assembly.

During pay negotiation talks the health minister Robin Swann acknowledged that the pay offer was well overdue and praised staff for their patience and resilience over the period of political instability.

(Image: Cora Regan by Eva Slusarek)