MID FIFE AND GLENROTHES MSP DELIGHTED NHS WORKERS IN FIFE WILL RECEIVE £500 BONUS
Published date : 04 Dec 2020
Jenny Gilruth MSP has shown her delight that over 7,000 staff members in NHS Fife will be recognised for the hard work and sacrifice they have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic by receiving a bonus of £500 from the SNP Scottish Government.
The payment was announced this week at the SNP conference by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that all NHS staff would receive the bonus as a thank you, with part-time workers being given a proportionate amount.
The bonus was one of several policies announced at the SNP 2020 Conference to support hard-working families, including a promise to extend free school meals to all primary school pupils all year round and a £100m hardship fund to help those most in need during the pandemic.
Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:
“NHS staff in Fife have worked so hard to keep everyone safe during the pandemic and put their lives on the line to treat some of the sickest patients with the disease.
“I am delighted to see all their work and sacrifice is being rewarded by the Scottish Government with this £500 payment.
“It is now up to the Tories at Westminster to make sure NHS staff receive payment in full, if not then all their clapping on their doorsteps in the early stages of the pandemic will be worth nothing.”
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