Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said a backdated pay award for health sector walkers is a small step in the right direction.
Ms Bradshaw said it was only the first stage.
“Now what is required is a Minister in place to consider how health workers are to be compensated for the rising cost of living, now we have seen a further rise in inflation.
“Across the public sector, we will also need to determine and deliver a policy which provides for fair play taking account of awards elsewhere in the UK and any ongoing rise in the cost of living arising from the devaluation of sterling.
“So while this news is good, the fact remains we need Ministers in place delivering fair pay for all.”