UNISON Northern Ireland

Agenda for Change Pay Consultation

Your outstanding efforts during the industrial action period resulted in the reformation of the Northern Ireland Executive and the creation of a Framework Agreement bringing pay parity with health workers in England. 

UNISON will soon enter a consultation process to ballot our members on their decision to accept or reject the new pay offer. You will soon receive your ballot paper by email or post. We believe this is the best achievable through negotiation and recommend that members vote to accept the pay offer. 


Ballot period 

Friday 7th February - Friday 21st February 2020


UNISON has created a simplified guide of the pay proposal and what it means for each band. Your exact pay change will depend on circumstances, the Department of Health are in the process of creating a pay calculator to allow individuals to check their pay uplift and a link will be added to this page when it is available to use.

You can download and print the Agenda for Change pay proposal guide or the full consultation document using the icons below. 


A Frequently Asked Questions guide has also been developed by trade unions, the Department of Health and HSC Employers. To download a copy of the FAQs, click HERE