31/10/2014

NHS Workers Announced New Strike Action

NHS workers in England have said they are to stage a new four-hour strike next month.

The walkout will happen on 24 November in response to an ongoing pay dispute.

A total of nine unions will be involved in the action, including Unison, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), GMB and Unite.

The announcement follows a previous four-hour strike on 13 October – the first in the NHS regarding pay for 30 years. Following this latest strike action, the rest of that week will involve NHS workers taking action short of a strike. This includes measures such as refusing to work overtime unpaid.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health has said they are not able to afford the 1% pay rise for workers without "risking front-line jobs".

(JP/IT)

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