Unison NHS Members Vote For Strike Action

NHS workers in England will strike in a dispute over pay.

Unison balloted its members, which includes nurses, healthcare assistants and porters, over possible strike action, with two-thirds reportedly voting in favour of industrial action.

The Royal College of Midwives, GMB and Unite unions are also balloting their members on possible strike action.

The dispute surrounds a government decision to offer NHS staff a 1% pay increase for staff other than those already receiving progression-in-the-job increases.

However, this went against a recommendation of an independent pay review board, which had called for an across-the-board rise.

The results of the three other union's ballots are expected in the coming weeks.


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