SCOTLAND: STAC Staff Side Press Release

For immediate release– 24 March 2021

Issued on behalf of the NHS Scotland trade union representatives of the Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee.

Update on NHS Scotland pay negotiations

Over the past week Scotland’s health trade unions been in formal pay negotiations for Agenda for Change staff with the Scottish Government and NHS employers.

Negotiations have now concluded as the Scottish government enters the pre-election period and an offer has been made. Each trade union will now agree their process for presenting this offer to members.

Colin Poolman, Chair of STAC and Royal College of Nursing Scotland Senior Officer said: “The timescale for negotiations was tight as a result of the forthcoming election but we have now received an offer for a one year pay deal.”

Willie Duffy, Staffside Secretary of STAC and Unison Regional Organiser added: “Each of the individual trade unions will now enter into discussions with their members on the offer.” 


The Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee staffside for Agenda for Change includes representatives from the following health trade unions: British Dietetic Association, College of Podiatry, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, GMB, Prison Officers Association, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives, Society of Radiographers, UNISON, Unite the Union.

To speak to Colin Poolman, Staff side Chair of STAC, please contact the RCN Scotland press office on 0131 662 6173 or

To Speak to Willie Duffy , Staff side Secretary of STAC, please contact 07904 342129 & Danny Philips, Communication Officer 07944 644 110  Trisha Hamilton, Communications Officer 07943507307

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