Industrial Action within NHSBT

This page has been set up to host information, support and guidance for staff and managers for any potential upcoming industrial action in NHSBT.

Current situation

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England.

Work is now underway to implement this offer across the wider NHS and covers the 2022/23 and 23/24 pay years.

We will be working closely with NHS Employers to understand when and how this will be made available to all impacted colleagues, as well as continuing to update all of our Trade Unions on latest progress.

More information on the pay offer is also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate that many of you will have questions regarding any possible strike action. These Industrial Action FAQs have been developed for all staff to provide a background to strike action, preparing for strike action and what it means for individuals. These FAQs are developed to support all staff irrespective of which trade union(s) may be undertaking strike action.

Supplementary to this, we will be providing further guidance on how to record absence as a result of strike action.

It is intended that these FAQs will be reviewed regularly and updated as more information becomes available and when further questions are raised, or further clarification is required.


Absences should be recorded on the day of strike, wherever possible, either in EASY or NextraSoft.

  • Use Absence Type = Industrial Action, and 
  • Enter the number of hours absent on strike

Full guides are available via the links provided below:

EASY Industrial Action absence guide

EASY Industrial Action quick guide

NextraSoft Industrial Action absence guide

Childcare guidance for colleagues in February and March

As you may be aware, teacher’s strikes have been announced that will affect 23,400 schools in England and Wales throughout February and Wales.

Whilst this is not industrial action taking place within our organisation, we recognise this may impact some colleagues normal working if alternative arrangements cannot be sourced for childcare during planned national and regional teacher’s strike days. 

Please see our guidance to support any planning ahead of this action.

Last updated: 27 April 2023