In line with the extension of the Building Momentum pay agreement, the Department of Health pay scale will be increased from 1 October 2023. The last pay scale update was introduced on the 1st of March 2023.
The circular issued this week sets out pay increases due on 1 October 2023 as provided for under Building Momentum - A New Public Service Agreement 2021-2023.
In accordance with Section 3.1 of the reviewed agreement, the annualised amount of the basic salary of public health sector employees will be increased by 1.5% or €750, whichever is the greater, with effect from 1 October 2023.
Premium rates of pay payable in respect of or subsequent to 1 October 2023 which are calculated as specific percentage or specified proportion of basic salary should be calculated by reference to the revised rates of pay in effect from 1 October 2023.
Allowances in the nature of pay for public health sector employees may be increased by 1.5% from 1 October 2023.
Allowances which are calculated as a specific percentage or specified portion of basic pay should be calculated by reference to the revised rates of pay in effect from 1 October 2023.
The good news for all agency nurses working with Clarity Locums is that you will see this pay increase automatically appear on your shift booking and payslips from the 1st of October.
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