Anger and frustration has greeted the latest developments on NICS pay. Already eight months overdue – the pay offer was due to be paid last August – a formal offer was finally received in March 2010. The wait has not been worth it however, as it has amounted to a pay freeze on the max points of all scales.
These points are recognised as the rate for the job as all workers are expected to progress to the max of the pay scales when they have completed enough service. It is also being seen as a freeze on all who are due to retire.