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Medirest Employees Working In NHS Trusts Receive Pay Increase

Medirest Employees Working In NHS Trusts Receive Pay Increase
15 May 2020
 

Medirest Employees Working In NHS Trusts Receive Pay Increase

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has today announced that it will be paying all its healthcare front line employees who work in NHS trusts, the equivalent NHS Agenda for Change rate of pay.

Employees will see on average a 5% increase in pay bringing them in line with NHS colleagues doing similar jobs. This pay uplift will be fully funded by Medirest.

“Our people are at the heart of all that we do. We want our colleagues to feel as valued as the NHS staff they work alongside.”

–Steven Cenci

Managing Director, Medirest

 

Agenda For Change

 

This change will benefit over 2,200 employees at 20 NHS Trusts now receiving aligned basic rates of pay, where Agenda for Change is currently not in place.

Agenda for Change is a pay system that was introduced by the Government in 2004, setting out pay and conditions for NHS employees. Currently, NHS Trusts can come to market for healthcare support services without mandating that Agenda for Change rates of pay are used in tenders, consequently some existing service arrangements have different pay agreements in place.

Some trusts choose to match salaries for its outsourced services when awarding support services contracts in line with Agenda for Change but in this case this uplift is being funded by Medirest.

The uplifted pay is being made to those who work in NHS Trusts and will be implemented from 1 June 2020. Medirest operates at 20 NHS Trusts across the country providing a range of support services including catering, cleaning, portering and security.

These new measures follow moves that Medirest has already implemented, including awarding a six-week bonus payment to those healthcare frontline employees and their supervisors who have supported the national effort against COVID-19.

During this time, employees were also provided with additional financial assistance, access to emotional and mental health support, 7,500 complimentary essentials food boxes and other care packages too.

Picture: A photograph of a Medirest employee, working within a hospital setting, wearing a disposable apron, gloves and face mask.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 15 May 2020

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