Hos­pi­tal staff strike over pay

Stockport Times West - - NEWS - DANIELLE ROPER

MORE than 100 staff at Step­ping Hill Hos­pi­tal staged a four-hour strike on Mon­day, Novem­ber 24 in a protest over pay.

Mem­bers of nine NHS unions in Eng­land and North­ern Ire­land – in­clud­ing nurses, mid­wives, am­bu­lance staff and ra­dio­g­ra­phers – walked out in protest at the Gov­ern­ment denying them the one per cent in­crease ap­proved pay in­crease. by a pay re­view body. “MPs say they will re­luc­tantly

The rise, rec­om­mended ac­cept a 10 per cent for all staff, has gone rise for them­selves ahead in Scot­land and be­cause it has been rec­om­mended Wales. body,by an but in­de­pen­den­tthe

Penny Modi­nos, a CBT ther­a­pist in sec­ondary Gov­ern­ment won’t even care at Step­ping Hill, who pay NHS work­ers one per joined the strike ac­tion, cent.” said: “We don’t go on Min­is­ters have awarded strike lightly but it is one staff in Eng­land the one pc of the few ways we have of boost, but only those with­out be­ing heard by the pow­ers au­to­matic job pro­gres­sion that be. rises. “Peo­ple are very de­ter­mined to achieve a fair

Neal Lin­sky, UNI­SON North West re­gional or­gan­iser, said: “The re­sponse from the pub­lic has been over­whelm­ing.

“Mo­torists on the A6 have been beep­ing their horns in support of NHS staff. The pub­lic seem sur­prised to learn how badly NHS work­ers are paid and how liv­ing stan­dards have fallen so much in re­cent years.” NHS Eng­land has es­ti­mated around 1 in 30 of 450,000 staff na­tion­wide due at work took part.

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