The pay bargaining
review will be the subject of top-level talks with Labour's new Health Minister Frank Dobson and NHS bosses.
The study also found that the pay bargaining
level was less important for part-time workers than for fulltimers.
He promised to help small firms pay the higher wage while making bosses accept collective pay bargaining
by all workers in their industry.
A side-effect of this political coup is the deliberate destruction of national pay bargaining
and the marginalisation of teaching unions which is precisely what the Tories ardently desire.
Sheila Attwood of XpertHR said: "As pay bargaining
for 2015 draws to a close, we don't expect any shocks in the level of awards being made.
Anger is growing among staff over the council's controversial decision to pull out of national pay bargaining
and refuse to honour a 1% wage rise for most staff.
Ministers are considering whether to press ahead with plans that could end national pay bargaining
, following a review instigated by the Chancellor in last year's autumn statement.
The Business Secretary said the Liberal Democrats would support flexibility in local pay bargaining
, but it would have to be based on pay incentives, not wage cuts.
Any attempt to introduce regional and local pay bargaining
will undermine the whole infrastructure of Agenda for Change and create damaging competition between employers.
The RCN Northern region is also concerned North-east healthcare workers will be "short-changed" by Chancellor George Osbourne's plans for local pay bargaining
. The nursing union is moving closer towards balloting for industrial action for the first time in its 95-year history.
MANUFACTURING wage settlements have continued to show a continued gradual increase as pay bargaining
returns to normal levels, according to the latest figures from EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.