NIPSA has received queries about the announcement made by the Minister of Health on 27 January 2021. NIPSA acknowledges the recognition for the massive contribution our members have made in the fight against Covid. I want to reassure members that this payment will not have any bearing on any pay deal. NIPSA‘s claim is for 15% or £3,000, whichever is higher.

We have sought details about how the payment will be made and when. We cautioned that there can be no detriment on any worker related to their Tax Credits or Pension Tier. The Minister has stated he is seeking mitigations on any impact. As more information becomes available I will advise as soon as possible.

Maria Morgan
Assistant Secretary